Innovation Regions for a Just Energy Transition

IKI JET is supporting and accelerating just energy transitions (JET) away from coal to renewable energy and other sustainable economic activities in the Global South. Focusing on the required economic transformations in coal regions, IKI JET works with government, industry, employers, unions, communities, civil society and academia to spur localized pathways to low-carbon and resilient energy systems and sustainable and just local economies and decent jobs, in line with the Paris Goal and the ILO Just Transition Guidelines. It supports peer-to-peer exchange, learning and policy dialogue in an International Network of coal regions from Latin America, Africa and Asia and information sharing via a Knowledge Hub. In Indonesia and India, it supports the development of specific JET-plans in two coal regions. Core elements are: Social dialogue and stakeholder engagement, impact studies, transformational measures, and coherent policy changes.

Project data

Chile, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, South Africa, Thailand, Viet Nam
IKI funding
19,992,605.25 €
Included preparation phase
598,258.25 €
04/2022 till 07/2026
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • Ministry of Coal India
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) - Viet Nam
  • Ministry of Mining and Energy (MME) - Colombia
  • Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT)
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
Implementing Partner
  • Climate Action Network (CAN)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO) - Switzerland
  • International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH - Germany

State of implementation/results

  • Germany and the EU and are joining forces by jointly funding the “Just Energy Transition in Coal Regions” (JET-CR) Interregional Platform, the project’s global component. The contribution agreement with the European Commission was signed in December 2022.
  • In January and February 2023, as part of the project, two briefing sessions were held for the German embassies and EU delegations in the partner countries of the JET-CR Interregional Platform to present the project and planned activities. Representatives of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) joined both sessions.

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