G20 countries agree that no country should have difficulty accessing energy

Jakarta – G20 countries agree that none of the members should have difficulty accessing energy. The statement came out of the 2nd Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG) sessions series, officials said Friday (25/6). They said, energy justice is a shared commitment in the forum.

“For the past two days we have had very good communication. They (G20 members) appreciate the Indonesian Presidency, what we convey is what they need. Especially for the Bali Compact, in general they agree, there are still some editorial changes,” said the Chair of ETWG Yudo Dwinanda Priaadi in a written statement.

He said, in general the session participants had agreed on the agreement (principles) in accelerating the energy transition, including the draft Bali Common Principles in Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions (Compact). Priaadi said the entire draft of the Bali Compact, refers to three main issues, namely access to energy, technology, and funding.

One of the points in the Bali Compact is energy security. This discussion is important considering the onset of the energy crisis, following geopolitical tensions and the post-Covid-19 pandemic. Priaadi said that currently access to energy is a problem for both developed and developing countries.

“These are two sides of the same coin, so the meeting of energy and the environment is designed back to back,” he said.

So far, results of the forum have not specifically determined the type of technology used to accelerate the energy transition. The Indonesian Presidency has received offers from several G20 countries to implement certain technologies, such as carbon capture. (Hartatik)

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