WBCSD and Energy for All Partnership of the Asian Development Bank

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a steering committee member of the Asian Development Bank’s Energy for All (E4All) Partnership. Formally launched in mid-June 2009, the initiative links private and public sectors in the Asia-Pacific region to stimulate the scaling up of access to energy by improving the sharing of information and resources and the flow of financing towards projects using appropriate technologies and a proven business case. Its aim is to provide access for 100 million new users in Asia and the Pacific by 2015.

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WBCSD and Energy for All Partnership of the Asian Development Bank

  1. 1. Briefing Slides<br />June 2010<br />
  2. 2. Context: lack of access to energy <br />Energy for All Partnership<br />Objective, approach, partners, and structure<br />Benefits to WBCSD and its members<br />How to get involved<br />
  3. 3. 1.5 billion people worldwide lack access to electricity, more than half in Asia<br />2.5 billion people rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating, around 2/3 in Asia <br />Source: World Energy Outlook 2009<br />
  4. 4. Consequences of lack access to energy <br />Poverty:modern energy crucial for poverty alleviation, achieving all Millennium Development Goals<br />Health:indoor air pollution from burning solid fuels kills 1.5 million people worldwide each year<br />Environment: harvesting and burning wood reduces forest cover, increases CO2 emissions<br />Gender: women and children disproportionately affected<br />
  5. 5. Energy for All (E4All) Partnership <br />What: Regional, multi-stakeholder platform for networking, cooperation, sharing lessons learned, and overcoming barriers and challenges to scale up successful models for energy access in the Asia-Pacific region<br />Objective: Provide access to reliable and affordable modern energy services to 100 million people in Asia and the Pacific by 2015<br />
  6. 6. Energy for All Partnership <br />Why: Responds to stakeholders’ call for a regional platform to overcome the challenges of scaling up successful models<br />Who: Brings together key stakeholders from private sector, financial institutions, governments, NGOs. Secretariat hosted by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and facilitated by Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC)<br />How: ADB supports secretariat; working group activities and project development supported by ADB, other partners<br />
  7. 7. Partners<br />Leveraging activities to achieve greater impact<br />
  8. 8. Structure <br />Steering committee provides guidance and oversight<br />Working groups are the focus of the Partnership’s activities<br />Address technological, thematic, geographic challenges to scaling up<br />Activities include knowledge management, project design, identification and development<br />Currently 7 working groups, an additional one on smaller hydro technologies is being planned<br />Secretariat, hosted by ADB and facilitated by FDC, manages Partnership operations and outreach and supports working groups to develop work plans and carry out activities <br />Emphasis in 2010 on project identification and development<br />
  9. 9. Working Groups<br />
  10. 10. Overall benefits of E4All<br />Technology suppliers and entrepreneurs: access to customers, investors, and financial institutions<br />Project developers: access to business development services, advice on project structuring, access to financing, and networking<br />Investors & financial institutions: project pipeline development, knowledge sharing on technologies and financing mechanisms<br />Donors & development agencies: improved coordination, exchange of best practice approaches, strategies for scaling up access to energy<br />
  11. 11. Benefits of E4All to WBCSD<br />Supports WBCSD goal of: <br />Demonstrating and advocating business leadership in implementing environmentally friendly, affordable, and energy efficient business solutions to improve living standards in both urban and rural areas across developing countries <br />Bringing interested member companies, Regional Network allies, and partners together to broker solutions within public-private partnerships<br />
  12. 12. What are the benefits for WBCSD member companies and Regional Network partners to get involved in E4All? <br />Platform for implementation, networking, and know-how regarding clean, reliable, and affordable energy services in the Asia-Pacific region – in both urban and rural areas<br />Explore business opportunities and build partnerships to develop, finance, and implement energy access projects<br />Access to seed funding for scoping studies, feasibility studies, etc.<br />Access to financial institutions and investors for project implementation and scale up<br />Opportunity to exchange knowledge, ideas, and information regarding the necessary framework conditions to trigger business action<br />Possibility to communicate business role and showcase best practice via E4All channels, incl. events of regional scale (ADB Clean Energy Week June 2010, Singapore Energy Week November 2010, etc.)<br />
  13. 13. Getting involved<br />Register online<br /> www.energyforall.info<br />Contact secretariat<br />secretariat@energyforall.info <br />

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