Given the momentum to implement commitments undertaken by the EU and others in the framework of the Paris Agreement, the EU will support and help shape sustainable energy policies in emerging economies. With its specific all-of-energy expertise, the International Energy Agency is well placed to support EU's work in helping guide major emerging economies' (such as China, Indonesia, Brazil, India, South Africa and Mexico) energy transition through policy advice and guidance efforts.
The proposed activities primarily aim to accelerate energy transition efforts in emerging economies by:
- Strengthening training and capacity building, targeting improved ability to develop a sound, analytically rigorous evidence base for policy action (via statistics, indicators, energy modelling, and improved data analysis capabilities);
- Building more effective knowledge and information systems, as well as enabling environments, creating capacity for stronger policy action (via country-specific scenario development, modelling capacity, advice and support on policy development, and facilitating knowledge exchange as relevant to country needs);
- Building a more robust international energy and climate architecture, by complementing and facilitating implementation of other initiatives, supporting multilateral efforts to facilitate and enable NDC implementation, and by strengthening connections and collaboration between experts across countries and relevant global expertise; and
- Encouraging technology RDD&D and innovation, through specific technology policy support activities, which should encourage the promotion of sustainable energy technologies and related investments.
Given the close link between a sustainable energy transition and meeting GHG mitigation objectives, the above outcomes also would bolster these key countries as they develop, implement, and further strengthen their NDCs under the Paris Agreement.
The standard evaluation criteria, thresholds, weighting for award criteria and the maximum rate of co-financing for this type of action are provided in parts D and H of the General Annexes.
This grant will be awarded without call for proposals in line with Article 195(e) of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"", Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013.
This activity directly aimed at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and supporting various groups of stakeholders is excluded from the delegation to Executive Agencies and will be implemented by the Commission services.