Promoting evidence-based narrative of energy transition in Southeast Asia

Project description

Title: Clean Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE)
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
Financier: International Climate Initiative (IKI)
Country: Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
Lead executing agency: Philippine Department of Energy
Overall term: 2020 to 2024


Southeast Asia (SEA) is one of the fastest developing regions in the world with an energy demand projected to grow by 60 per cent over the next 20 years. Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam produce nearly three-quarters of total power generation in Southeast Asia. They account for about 72 per cent of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) and for 82 per cent of its population; therefore, the ability of the region to meet its development goals largely depends on these countries’ current and future energy choices. Despite deflationary global trends and the region’s high potential for renewable energy, fossil fuels remain SEA’s dominant source of energy, subjecting the region’s economies to deep long-term economic and environmental risks. Several barriers hinder the scaling up of renewables. These include inconsistent energy planning, inappropriate consideration of renewable energy and energy efficiency potential, grid capacity, stability concerns, lack of cross border integration of power systems and political economy dynamics that favour fossil technologies. SEA is a key region to drive global climate action and to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.


Evidence-based narratives about clean, affordable and secure energy in Southeast Asia help drive public discourse and policymaking.


The Clean Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia project (CASE) makes use of existing data and collects more information to develop an evidence-based narrative that will drive policies towards energy transition. This is implemented through a joint fact-finding approach with experts and stakeholders.

Specifically, CASE uses the following measures:

  • Research to make evidence-based suggestions and decisions;
  • Transparency and alignment with other players to ensure the efficient use of resources as well as dialogue on the energy transition within government and public institutions as well as technical assistance for energy stakeholders;
  • Promoting public discourse.

Last update: August 2022

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