The REEEP Expands International Partnership into South East Asia

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)’s newest and ninth Regional Secretariat, to cover the South East Asia and Pacific region, has already established regional secretariats in New Delhi for South Asia, and in Beijing for East Asia.

By so doing, REEEP’s coverage across Asia is strengthened, enabling it to fulfill its aim of contributing to the global uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency by carrying out projects that help to remove barriers to a clean-energy marketplace. The announcement was made at the annual conference in Brisbane hosted by the Australian Business Council for Sustainable Energy, which will operate the Regional Secretariat out of Melbourne in an agreement with the Australian Government. The South East Asia and Pacific Regional Secretariat is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Greenhouse Office. “The REEEP welcomes the leadership taken by the Australian Government to finance a hub for the region,” said Dr. Marianne Osternkorn, REEEP International Director. “The Australian experience in city twinning initiatives and particularly in solar will be extremely useful for our partners.” The South East Asia and Pacific Regional Secretariat will foster sustainable energy networks in the region using a collaborative approach, so that knowledge and experience can be exchanged with similar networks established by REEEP in other parts of the world. This strategic networking is expected to result in legislative and regulatory frameworks that will attract finance to the sector. REEEP receives financial contributions from Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, the UK, U.S.A. and the European Union. As the main donor, the UK has supported REEEP since its inception. REEEP projects are driven by regional demand and supported by the REEEP regional network of secretariats, nine of which have now been established around the globe.
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