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Navigating the Challenges to a Clean Energy Future

Scaling and speeding up decarbonization can help economies in Asia and the Pacific stage a recovery from COVID-19, while also addressing climate change and energy security issues.

ETM has the Potential to be the Largest Carbon Reduction Model in the World

ADB is piloting a study into the Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM), which aims to accelerate the retirement of coal-fired power stations and unlock new investments in clean, renewable energy to replace them. ETM will be a win for the climate, a win for local communities, and a win for developing economies. It will significantly shorten the life of legacy coal-fired power plants and unlock new investments in sustainable and renewable energy.

Accelerate climate action

Countries participating in ETM will be able to reach more ambitious emissions targets than under their current commitments.

Reduce energy costs

Speeding up the retirement of coal-fired electricity will increase the demand for clean energy by 2-3 times, lowering overall energy costs in the long run.

Drive investment

ETM will help unlock or “crowd in” investment in cost-effective renewable generation and support and enable clean technologies, such as smart grids, hydrogen, and electric vehicles.

Provide a scalable model

ETM has the potential to be scaled up to other parts of Asia and the Pacific, as well as Latin America and Africa, which could drive significant reductions in global emissions.


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