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As part of a cooperation with the Lao PDR Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the Ministry of National Resources and Environment (MONRE) which acts as a National Designated Authority (NDA) for the Green Climate Fund (GCF), jointly organized a GCF Consultation Workshop on “Market Transformation of Energy Efficient Lighting, Air Conditioners and Refrigerators in Lao PDR”, on September 19, 2018 in Vientiane Capital.

The second issue of the APUEA Magazine is now available to read or download from our website. In this issue, it interviews Michael Schack from Engie, provides insights on the integration and forecasting of renewable energy as well as how campuses can become 100% renewable. It also looks into electrification of the transport sector including EV-charging infrastructure and provides updates on recent APUEA activities.

On July 23, 2018, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Provincial Electricity Authority Company Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote Thailand’s Energy Efficiency program for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Thailand and enhance cooperation on energy efficiency.

The governments in South Asian countries are looking at energy efficiency as the “first fuel” for economic development – in which they can invest ahead of other energy sources and as one of the most viable options for mitigation of climate change. The regional importance of South Asian countries cannot be ignored. Increasing urbanization, economic growth and expanding middle class is contributing to a growing energy demand. The countries in South Asia region have already started taking steps and making efforts to scale up energy efficiency as part of meeting their national goals through their low-carbon roadmaps and to help achieve their global commitments through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) targets.


Through your kind contribution of $50, $100, $250, $500, or even $1000, you can help us raise the $10,000 needed to build the well in the next 3-6 months and you can be part of this very real community effort that will positively impact every person in Mapintade. read more...