This study, based on fieldwork and case studies of southeast Asian countries shows how privatization, investment and new energy technologies can be integrated to combat climate change and provide the maximum return for investors. The author explains what incentives and regulatory structures are needed that do not damage local competitiveness. Asserting that technology transfer is fundamental to effective policies for climate change and for economic development, the text examines how the benefits can be maximized.
Table of Contents
Preface * Executive Summary * Part I Themes - Introduction * International Investment and Climate Change Mitigation * Decentralized Electrification and Climate Technology Transfer * Electricity Investment and Privatization in South-east Asia * Part II: Case Studies - Introduction to the Case Studies * Building Renewable Energy in Grid-Dominated Areas: the Experience of Thailand * Renewable Energy Investment Under Dominant State Ownership: the Case of Vietnam * Renewable Energy Investment Under Strict Bureaucracy: the Case of Indonesia off-Grid Renewable Energy Under Active Investment: the Philippines * Part III: Conclusions - Renewable Energy Investment and Technology Transfer in South-East Asia * Redefining International Investment and Technology Transfer for Climate Change Mitigation * Enhancing Public-Private Synergy in Climate Change Policy * Appendix 1 Article 1: Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol: the Clean Development Mechanism * Appendix 2: Brief Summary of Renewable Energy Technologies * References
Tim Forsyth is Fellow in Environment and Development at the Institute of Development Studies, Falmer, Sussex. Previously he was Research Fellow in the Energy and Environmental Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs.