Summary Report: 15th World Renewable Energy Congress
Jakarta, 19-23 September 2016
On 19 – 23 September 2016, Indonesia was selected to be the host of 15th World Renewable Energy Congress (15th WREC) in conjunction with 5th Indonesia Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Summit (5th IRES). It was reported that more than 300 international and Indonesian academics, researchers and experts, business executives, government officials, international donor organizations and relevant civil society organizations participated in this event held in Jakarta.
On the first day, the discussion focused on gender issues in correlation with energy access and sustainable development. The opening ceremony was held on the second day of conference where Head of Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Mr. Luhut Binsar Panjaitan followed by discussions regarding update of renewable development and recent climate change issues. Until September 23rd, the discussions were in correlation with solar energy, energy conservation, geothermal, energy efficiency in building, bioenergy and its financing support, ocean energy, fuel cell, and global warming issues. Generally, each day was divided into 4 sections where there were 2 sessions before lunch break and 2 sessions afterwards. Not only discussion, this conference also allowed the participants to join exhibition attended by several energy-related companies, government institutions and NGOs from Indonesia and abroad.
Su-re.co Team, Takeshi and Cynthia, had the chance to present during this conference regarding the result of International Workshop on Sustainability and Resilience of Bioenergy for Climate Change held on 10-13 May 2016 in Bali. The workshop was organized by Udayana University, Stockholm Environment Institute and PT Sustainability and Resilience Co (su-re.co) within the framework of two research projects funded by the European Commission: GreenWin and TransRISK. This workshop furthermore benefited from the generous support of the Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF) on behalf of Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) of Republic Indonesia. After the presentation, some attendees showed their interest by asking question and raising a comment. This conference was an opportunity to promote what su-re.co has been contributing in bioenergy development, in East Java and Bali particularly.