Strategies for the global energy transition

Project description

Title: Support of transformative strategies for the global energy transition for climate action in developing countries and emerging economies
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Country: Global
Overall term: 2016 to 2023

Context

The Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development provide the global framework for climate action and climate-friendly energy supply. The Glasgow Climate Pact, adopted in November 2021, also calls for a faster, sustainable transformation of energy systems. To achieve this, renewables-based energy supply and energy efficiency, combined with the phasing-out of fossil fuels and the removal of climate-damaging subsidies, are crucial – taking into account the principle of a “just transition”. Continually rising CO2 emissions illustrate the acute need for action to translate international agreements into targeted national processes as rapidly as possible.

Objective

The energy policy objectives of international climate policy are effectively and efficiently shaped through partnerships.

Approach

The project advises the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on international affairs at the juncture between energy and climate policy.

To this end, it develops innovative approaches for implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term energy strategies. It also provides support for selected developing countries and emerging economies in their energy transition and promotes the implementation of global energy and climate policy initiatives.

The project supports the BMU in multilateral processes, such as the UN Climate Conferences, G7 and G20 summit meetings and many other forums.

Its advice helps improve the conditions for developing the market for renewable energies and mobilising the private sector for the energy transition in developing countries and emerging economies. For this purpose, knowledge products are being developed to support energy transition narratives that describe the necessity of the transition, implementation measures and progress.

Last update: November 2021