Hosted and supported by the German Federal Government, the 2023 edition of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) will be held in Berlin on 28-29 March. The Dialogue is a leading international forum for high-level policymakers, and representatives from industry, science, and civil society active in the energy sector.
The PPCA will be present at the BETD to advocate for an accelerated phase-out of coal. Our representatives will be speaking at an official BETD session on just transition, and two side events: one on coal phasedown in Southeast and East Asia hosted by Agora Energiewende; and one on repurposing coal assets, hosted by Climate Investment Funds. We will also have an information stand in the main BETD venue where you will have an opportunity to get to know PPCA co-chairs, Secretariat, members and partners.
Coal phase-down & divestment in East & Southeast Asia in response to the global energy crisis
BETD side event
Online, REGISTER HERE
Monday 27 March, 09:00-11:30 CET
Agora Energiewende and Agora Energy Transition China are hosting a side event as part of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue-2023 to discuss coal divestment and phasedown trajectories in Southeast and East Asia in the new energy reality that emerged from the energy crisis.
The event will take stock of the latest changes in coal phase-down policies in Southeast and East Asia and identify priorities for expediting the transition from coal to renewables in the region. It will also include an overview of emerging trends in coal investment in the region and its underlying dynamics, as well as a discussion on opportunities for cooperation between energy stakeholders from Europe and Asia to advance coal phase-down policies in the new energy reality.
Studio #3: The Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs): Supporting a Fair Energy Transition
BETD official session
Federal Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1, Berlin and online HERE
Tuesday 28 March, 12:30-13:00 CET
As we work towards a zero-carbon future, phasing out coal is an essential component of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, this transition must be done in a way that is just and fair to communities that have long relied on coal for their livelihoods.
The session will feature a Deep Dive discussion on “The Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs): Supporting a Fair Energy Transition“. The JETPs aim to phase out coal and expand renewable energy in countries critical to meeting the Paris Climate Agreement while ensuring a just transition for coal-reliant communities. The session will examine the objectives and challenges facing the JETPs, including how they involve civil society and address the needs of vulnerable groups.
Act Now! Technical & Financial Approaches for Coal Asset Transition
BETD side event
Westin Hotel, Drachenhaus room, Friedrichstraße 158-164, Berlin and online REGISTER HERE
Thursday 30 March, 12:30-14:00 CET
Co-hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ, Germany), CIF and PPCA, this hybrid event aims to provide an overview of relevant technical and financial considerations for repurposing coal assets with climate smart alternatives and inform decision makers’ policy choices. It will bring together high-level stakeholders from the private and public sectors, donor, and recipient countries, as well as think tanks, among others to share their relevant experiences, latest initiatives such as Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs), and other insights on the topic.
PPCA information stand and members’ workshop
The PPCA information stand at the Hans-Dietrich-Genscher-Forum at BETD will provide you with an opportunity to get to know PPCA co-chairs, Secretariat, members and partners.
Following the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue event, on Thursday 30 March, the PPCA will host a closed door workshop for our existing and prospective members in Europe. It will provide a forum to mobilise national and subnational government members around the PPCA’s strategy, discuss regional and neighbourhood coal phase out efforts, and look into options for joint cooperation on the energy transition.