Roberto S. Verzola, Jose D. Logarta Jr. (Viking) and Pedro H. Maniego, Jr.

Towards a just transition in the Philippine electricity sector

On the example of the Philippines, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in Asia.

The Philippine energy sector is at a crucial juncture and facing a predicament. The country's economy continues to grow rapidly but the country's economy predominantly is coal-powered. At the same time, the Philippines has led the push to limit global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius and submitted ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), with a conditional greenhouse gas reduction target of 70 per cent below business-as-usual (BAU) levels by 2030.

This paper sets roadmaps specifying and describing the initiatives required to accelerate the just transition to a low-carbon economy, a fundamental transformation of the country's energy sector. It's part of a series of country studies in Asia prepared under a regional project on energy transition in Asia. 

 

Verzola, Roberto S.; Logarta, Jose D.; Maniego, Pedro H.

Towards a just transition in the Philippine electricity sector

Challenges and opportunities
PasigCity, 2018

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