Financing Sustainable Electrification – Eastern Europe and Central Asia Dialogues

 

When: 2010

Where: Canada, Switzerland

What: Strengthening Institutional Capacities

Key objectives

  • Transfer business-oriented expertise on how to foster investment in cleaner electricity production in emerging economies in the region.
  • Gather top experts to share perspectives on the risks associated with power sector investment in the region and strategies on how to mitigate them
  • Present how the development of appropriate policy strategies and action plans can enhance a country’s capacity to attract advanced power technology investment

When: 2010

Where: Canada, Switzerland

What: Strengthening Institutional Capacities

As part of our capacity-building program the financing of sustainable electrification projects and the deployment of low-emitting power technologies in developing and emerging countries, we partnered in 2010 with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the World Energy Council to develop a set of dialogues focusing on Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia.

This set of dialogues comprised of a high-level meeting held on September 14, 2010 in Montreal at the World Energy Congress (WEC), and an expert-level workshop on November 22-24, 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland at the UNECE headquarters.

A total of 91 participants from 30 UNECE member-states attended the dialogues. Experts in the field were joined by government representatives at the events. The discussions focused on how to foster investment in cleaner electricity production in emerging economies in the region and how regulatory and legal frameworks could be improved to attract these types of investments.

These workshops are part of a capacity-building program we initially developed with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The program was designed to promote a bottom-up approach to increasing advanced power technology investment flows in developing countries through a series of region-specific interactive dialogues held in Thailand (2009), Kenya (2010), Switzerland (2010), Chile (2011, 2012), Benin (2012), and South Africa (2013, 2014).

Participating members and partners

  • AEP
  • EDF
  • Enel
  • RWE
  • TEPCO
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • World Energy Council (WEC)
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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