The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Three years of impact – and ambitious goals ahead
The Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership (ETP) marks three years of work supporting efforts to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy across southeast Asia.
As ETP marks its third anniversary, the programme welcomes new leadership with the appointment of Philip Rose as Fund Director. Bringing a wealth of experience in the energy sector and a commitment to sustainable development, he arrives with a renewed vision for ETP’s continuing journey of helping to transform the region's energy landscape.
Decarbonizing the energy sector is a challenging but essential endeavour if we are to collectively succeed in achieving the Paris Agreement targets.
The multi-donor trust fund, managed by UNOPS, is funded by a number of philanthropies including the Children's Investment Fund Foundation and Sequoia Climate Foundation, together with the governments of Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
With over 30 active projects currently underway, ETP has made significant progress in promoting renewable energy, enhancing energy efficiency and fostering sustainable infrastructure development. These efforts have not only contributed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions but have also paved the way for a more resilient and prosperous future for the region.
In Indonesia, ETP is providing technical support to strengthen management systems at State Electricity Company control centres. ETP is also developing a smart grid roadmap to support the control of power flow in the Philippines. And, in Viet Nam, the Fund supports the country’s National Green Cooling Programme to encourage the adoption of high-energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies in the cooling sector, towards increased energy savings.
“ETP supports our partner governments in navigating the complex social, technical and economical landscape in the pursuit of their climate commitments," said Philip Rose, Director of the Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership.
ETP’s presence at the upcoming COP28 further underscores the Fund’s commitment to global climate action. At COP28, ETP will host several side events, including the launch of the Just Energy Transition Partnership at the UNOPS pavilion. These events aim to bring together policymakers, experts and stakeholders from across the globe to discuss important issues like the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, overcoming challenges to coal phasedown and financing strategies for energy transition.
Looking ahead, ETP is poised to play a pivotal role in achieving the region's ambitious climate goals and shaping a sustainable future for generations to come.