JAKARTA, Indonesia — Moving towards sustainability, the BARMM’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy’s (MENRE) Energy Management and Development Services (EMDS), together with key stakeholders, participated in the Energy Efficiency Policy in Emerging Economies Training Week in Jakarta, Indonesia held from October 2-5.

Supported by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Energy Transition Programme (ETP), the training was designed to focus on energy efficiency policies specifically tailored for emerging economies and is part of the IEA Clean Energy Transitions Programme (CETP), which aims to partner with countries in their efforts to transition to clean energy sources.

Moreover, the training also offered five parallel courses, focusing on energy efficiency in buildings, appliances and equipment, industry, transport, and indicators and evaluation.

During the training, EMDS-MENRE, Datu Shariff L. Pagayao, a Senior Science Research Specialist, and An-nur M. Empal, a Science Research Specialist I, actively participated in thematic sessions concerning building and industry.

A variety of important factors were also emphasized throughout the program, including energy efficiency policies and programs to emphasize the importance of energy efficiency in buildings, address the anticipated rise in electricity consumption resulting from the use of equipment and appliances, discussing a comprehensive industry energy efficiency policy package, exploring improvements in vehicle energy efficiency, and learning techniques for evaluating the outcomes of energy efficiency policies and programs. Additionally, the potential for energy efficiency assessment, tracking progress, communication campaigns, and social and economic benefits exploration were also discussed. The training affords actionable recommendations and tools to advance energy efficiency in various sectors. Case studies and practical exercises are used to illustrate best practices and lessons learned.

In conclusion, the training week in Indonesia has been an important avenue to help policymakers and participants from emerging economies enhance their skills in developing and implementing effective energy efficiency initiatives.