Energy for All Workshop
International Workshop on
Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Access to Energy
Side event of the Asia Clean Energy Forum
June 2012, Auditorium C, ADB Headquarters, Manila
Meeting the challenges of providing universal energy access while also reducing carbon intensity will require a major expansion of financial resources and transformation of the financing systems in many countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
As a response to this challenge, the Government of Norway launched its Energy+ Initiative during the conference on "Energy for All: Financing Access for the Poor" 10-11 October 2011, in Oslo. The Energy+ Initiative will engage with developing countries to support transformative change to increase energy access at scale and at the same time reduce energy sector greenhouse gas emissions relative to a business as usual baseline. It will apply a result based sector level approach and leverage private and public capital as well as carbon market financing. This will facilitate increased market readiness through creating the necessary technical, policy and institutional frameworks that a developing countries need to access and employ private and public financing for low-carbon development.
Many organizations share the same vision and have initiated efforts to provide innovative financing instruments that support the delivery of clean and affordable energy services.
- As the only multilateral development bank dedicated to Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has played a major role in financing energy sector development in the region. Through its Energy for All Partnership, it builds extensively on the support of the private sector by identifying successful energy access business models and linking these to funding opportunities.
- The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has been working for many years with the finance community in supporting increased investment and lending to sustainable energy businesses and their customers. Through the Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF), UNEP helps energy investment funds provide seed financing to early stage clean energy enterprises and projects.
- The World Resource Institute (WRI) is a global environmental think tank that conducts rigorous, independent research and develops innovative policy and business approaches to help countries build low-carbon economies and adapt to a changing climate.
With the support of these organizations, the Energy+ workshop has been conceptualized to build on the experience of partners from financial institutions, private sector, governments, civil society and multilateral and bilateral donor organizations to discuss major challenges in financing energy service delivery and find solutions for greater efficiency in project financing through result-based financing mechanisms. During the workshop, several speakers will present innovative financing mechanisms and business models and share their experiences in financing energy access in Asia and the Pacific.
The objectives of this workshop are:
1) To learn and share innovative business models for delivering energy access
2) To better understand the opportunities and challenges of end-user financing
3) To discuss implementing strategies and options for results-based financing
Tentative Agenda and Program
The workshop will include presentations, active discussion with the audience, question and answers as well as panel discussion. Please click here to access the Agenda.
Participation and Registration
This workshop targets participants from Asia and around the world, representing financial institutions, bilateral and multilateral development organizations, international donors, government agencies, private and civil society organizations and academe. The participants would include existing and potential members of the Energy for All Partnership and the Energy+ Initiative, as well as other major players and stakeholders. The workshop is open to all interested stakeholders upon prior registration. Registration is free but participants would have to pay for their travel and accommodation. The organizers will support a number of selected participants in the workshop.
For further information please contact the Energy for All Partnership secretariat through Ms. Lara Born at
or Ms. Fely Arriola at