Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, on behalf of the TRANSrisk project

The clean, the dirty and the unwanted:
capacity building for energy transitions

6 December 2018 / 18:00 – 20:30

PCCB Capacity-Building Hub / RYSY Meeting Room 24 - Area E

Achieving carbon reduction targets will see every country of the world undergo its own, unique energy transition. It may involve them adopting new clean energy technologies, such as with Indonesia’s biogas sector and the development of Kenya’s geothermal energy sector. They may also move away dirty technologies, such as in the Polish coal power sector. Finally, they may adapt technologies that have significant unwanted environmental and social-economic impacts, such as with Kenya’s transition from unstainable charcoal production to a more sustainable charcoal supply chain. This side event will illustrate these three areas using a rich range of case studies completed under the EU H2020 funded TRANSrisk project. Capacity building in energy transitions will be explored across various countries and scales (household level, sectoral level, and high-level policymaking).

Capacity building at the local level- “Building capacity for energy transitions: approaches and tools”  
Indonesia, biogas- “Capacity building++ for green business with farmers: co-development of models for scaling-up policies”  
Poland, coal and renewables- “Capacity building for an inclusive, just energy transition: reflection on optimal instruments and institutions.”  
Kenya, charcoal sector/ geothermal- “Clearing the Smoke: Capacity building for energy planning processes and policy development”  
Synthesis- “Policy in practice: integrating local priorities and modelling approaches for energy transition and climate action”  

The TRANSrisk project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 642260

List of speakers
Ms. Marzena Chodor

Co-Chair of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB)
Ms. Jenny Lieu
Capacity building at the local level

Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex; Hector Pollitt, Cambridge Econometrics
Mr. Takeshi Takama
Indonesia, biogas
Stockholm Environment Institute Associate
Discussant from BMKG
Mr. Aleksander Szpor
Poland, coal and renewables
Institute for Structural Research, Discussant with labour union
Mr. Mbeo Ogeya
Kenya, charcoal sector/ geothermal
Stockholm Environment Institute
Mr. Zsolt Lengyel
Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy & Verico SCE