Vision 20/20 towards OurEnergy2030: Leadership in A New Energy Economy Amid A Post-COVID Reality
OurEnergy2030, launched in Manila in February 2020, is the next-generation coalition of youth, local governments, business start-ups, and healthcare professionals for a responsive and inclusive energy transition. It is envisioned to be a platform to engage “Energy Families” and Government Leaders to, together, take the lead in navigating the Philippines’ bold journey of justly and effectively transitioning our energy future to one that is decarbonized, digitalized and decentralized.
Energy Families have significant assets and economic interests across multiple and diversified industries spanning entire supply chains and exhibit a number of unique traits that easily distinguish them from other actors in the market. Over time, these characteristics have allowed them to acquire a long-term yet grounded perspective while accumulating serious influence and political capital as these relate to economic growth and nation-building. On the topic of energy transitions, Energy Families are likely to be the most politically savvy, influential, and ultimately most capable of transforming energy supply regimes in the most comprehensive yet organic way possible while introducing scaled applications that can both, directly and indirectly, influence energy demand into the long-term.
With “Vision 20/20: Cross-sectoral Innovations for a Sustainable Future” as its theme, this ACEF Side Event was an invaluable contribution to the 2020 Asia Clean Energy Forum as it provided a platform for youth and civil society to dialogue alongside Energy Family champions.
Objectives of the Session
Good data and knowledge are needed to inform decision-makers about developments and processes that can support multi-level policy development and increase renewable energy uptake.
- Coalition digital ACEF launch and sharing of Manifesto of Demands and Principles. To officially launch and introduce OurEnergy2030 during ACEF as the next-generation coalition for an inclusive and clean energy transition in the Philippines; To introduce the Coalition’s 10-point Manifesto of Demands and Principles, while highlighting their relevance in governments’ pandemic recovery efforts and broader climate action;
- Showcase the Philippines’ leaders in a new energy economy. To showcase the commitments of selected leaders from the business, academic, and youth sectors, and their roles and responsibilities in a new energy economy.
- Elaborate on how an energy transition is a pathway for resilience and recovery. To tackle key development issues such as climate action, economic recovery, and green growth, and their points of intersection amid the current pandemic, among other global crises.
About the Organizers
OurEnergy2030 is the next-generation coalition of students and youth, local governments, SMEs and start-ups, and healthcare professionals for a responsive and inclusive energy transition. It is envisioned to be a platform to engage “Energy Families” and government leaders to, together, take the lead in navigating the Philippines’ bold journey of justly and effectively transitioning our energy future to one that is decarbonized, digitalized and decentralized.
Primarily being driven by youth and students, currently consists of the Student Council of the Ateneo de Manila University (Ateneo Sanggunian), the international NGO leading sustainability in the healthcare sector, Healthcare Without Harm, the international NGO leading sustainability among local governments ICLEI, energy trading startup Exora, the global startup incubator New Energy Nexus, the Manila Observatory Energy Collaboratory, the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG), and Prof. Tony La Viña, who now chairs a council promoting Philippine energy independence.