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International Energy Agency support action for clean energy transitions in emerging economies

Project description

Creating clean energy transitions in China, Indonesia, Brazil and India

The EU is committed to making the electricity market fit for the future. However, the transition to clean energy and a carbon-neutral economy is not necessarily easy. It requires energy policy frameworks that can shape a modern, stable legal environment and set a clear and common sense of direction. Building on Europe’s momentum as regards clean energy and climate targets, the EU-funded CETEE project will focus on several emerging economies: China, Indonesia, Brazil and India. It will guide policymakers in these countries on how to push ahead in sector reform, attract investment, foster innovation and enable a clean energy transition. The project aims to strengthen international energy and climate plans and encourage innovation for the promotion of clean energy, by generating more effective knowledge and information sharing.


This H2020 funded Coordination and Support Action (“Action”) is intended to assist a select number of emerging economies to implement actions to fulfil global clean energy and climate targets, in line with the Paris agreement. Built on a foundation of fact-based insights and tangible recommendations, the Action’s objective is to guide policy makers on how to push ahead in sector reforms, attract investments, foster innovation and ultimately enable a clean energy transition in selected emerging economies.

In addition to this focus on policy makers, the Action is also intended to support policy implementing stakeholders such as regulators, system operators, local authorities and developers. A broader audience will also benefit directly and indirectly from certain data and other deliverables produced and made publicly available under the Action.

The Action is intended to focus on a number of specific regions and topics, with a particular focus on major emerging economies (such as China, Indonesia, Brazil and India). Throughout this proposal these countries are referred to as “priority countries”.

The intended specific objectives of the Action are to:

• create more effective knowledge and information sharing and create capacity to enable stronger policy action and alignment of investment flows, including via country-specific reviews of policies, supported by scenario modelling where relevant;
• strengthen international energy and climate plans in a way that complements existing initiatives, support multilateral efforts to facilitate and enable National Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation, increase collaboration between experts across priority countries and share relevant global expertise;
• encourage innovation for the promotion of clean energy technologies and related investments; and
• enhance and build upon an existing analytically rigorous evidence base for policy action, via statistics, indicators, and improved capabilities for data analysis.


Net EU contribution
€ 3 500 000,00
75775 Paris

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 3 774 994,61