This was the second of a 3-part series of RENdez-vous for Southeast Asia by REN21. Participants and thematic experts discussed and re-imagined what futures may look like for renewable energy in Southeast Asia.

Southeast Asia has huge, untapped potential to be a leader in renewable energy. Currently, however, economies in the region are heavily dependent on fossil fuels to meet their energy demand. Addressing this disconnect will require a shift in the way we imagine our energy futures for the region. It will require a stock-take on where we stand currently, a vision of what the preferred renewable energy futures could look like for Southeast Asia, and how to get there.

What changes in social, technological, economic, environmental, political and values factors would make this shift? How can we manage this change? What can we do, as individuals and as a community, to get there?

Guest Speakers:

  • Mary Ann Q. Franco, National University of Singapore – Energy Studies Institute (download presentation)
  • Nhien Ngo, Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition
  • Tharinya Supasa, CASE & Agora Energiewende
  • Wichsinee Wibulpolprasert, Thailand Development Research Institute (download presentation)
  • Luky Yusgiantoro, Purnomo Yusgiantoro Center
  • Krid Wongsa, REN21 (download presentation)

The video of the event is available to watch here