The DOE in partnership with the European Union-supported ASEP-TA, ASEP-CELLs and the Asian Development Bank held regional energy efficiency and conservation (EEC) fora in 2020 for Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to inform local government units (LGUs) and key stakeholders of the key elements of the EEC Act or Republic Act 11285. The fora also discussed the Philippine Green Building Code, best practices, technologies, and Philippine government incentives.
To further support LGUs, the DOE with EU ASEP and ASEP-CELLs through ICLEI Southeast Asia and the Ateneo School of Government shall be hosting another forum on 15-16 July 2021 to present the diverse financing modalities available to accelerate mainstreaming of the EEC Act and the overarching national EEC program, the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP). The forum will also discuss tools and methods to address concerns on financing EE projects and developing and improving energy-related project proposals.
The forum is timely as LGUs are encouraged to incorporate sustainable economic recovery measures and to contribute to the GEMP through more efficient use of energy. The objectives of the EEC forum are as follows:
- To discuss financing modalities from government finance institutions (GFIs), multilateral or international non-profit organizations to fund or kickstart EE or sustainable energy projects;
- To present how LGUs could access financing modalities and platforms;
- To explore wider applicability of EE financing modalities to the public and the private sector in the Philippines.
As the event platform can only accommodate a limited number of participants, interested parties can also join the forum via live stream through the following channels:
- ASEP-TA: https://www.facebook.com/EUASEPTA
- ASEP-CELLs: https://www.facebook.com/ASEPCELLs
- ICLEI SEAS: https://www.facebook.com/ICLEISEAS