Significant progress has been made to increase electricity access across the Pacific and Timor-Leste. However, there are still around 3.7 million people in the region, including a disproportionate number of women, who do not have a reliable and affordable source of energy. Many of those without energy access live in remote and rural locations, are not served by an electricity grid, and rely on expensive and polluting fuels, like imported diesel, for electricity generation.
Many of the Pacific Island countries are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, marked by their exposure to rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and changing ocean ecosystems. The Australian Government is committed to climate action, including through a strong portfolio of climate-focused investments to support the Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste to meet their ambitious targets.
Through the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP), the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) is calling for applications from potential business partners to deliver reliable and sustainable renewable energy to remote and rural communities in the Pacific and Timor-Leste.
In this webinar, learn about the opportunity for philanthropic communities to partner with the AIFFP and business and NGO communities in the region. The financing aims to:
Increased access to reliable and affordable off-grid renewable energy in rural and remote communities
Improvement in lives, livelihoods and climate resilience of remote communities, especially women and people with disabilities
Market testing of new technologies and approaches to foster investment in sustainable services to support the renewable energy transition
Join us on Friday 13 October at 10am AEDT to hear from:
- Tim Gill, Director, Climate Partnerships Section, Australia Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Ariane Gauchat, Team Leader, Business Partnerships Platform
- The session will be facilitated by Claire Hanratty, Director at GoodWolf Partners and member of the Advisory Committee at the Australian International Development Network.