The International Network of Energy Transition Think Tanks (INETTT) is a group of think tanks dedicated to working on the energy transition to achieve the climate protection goals of the Paris Agreement. Founded in 2020, the network includes members from Europe (Germany, France, Poland, and Turkey), the SE3T.net network of think tanks from South-Eastern Europe, East Asia (Japan and the Republic of Korea), South-East Asia (Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam), South Asia (Pakistan), Africa (South Africa), and the Americas (Mexico and Brazil). INETTT’s members carry out research and prepare policy proposals in order to accelerate energy transition debates into implementable action. Our proposals are fact-based, stress-tested with energy stakeholders, and designed to facilitate major policy breakthroughs. As a network, our key tools are in-depth research and knowledge sharing. At the national and international levels, INETTT think tanks provide a trusted dialogue space where stakeholders share their questions, form strategic positions, and contribute to the network's robust analyses.
Click on the organisation logos or countries on the map for a detailed overview of each think tank's mission and work.
The webinar hosted by the INETTT with experts from South Africa (PARI), Indonesia (IESR), and Vietnam (VIET) discusses the status quo and role of Just Energy Transition Partnerships in addressing challenges faced by their respective countries in implementing a just energy transition.
This Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2023 partner event is hosted by the INETTT and will explore the planning, implementation, and components of national clean energy transitions in Vietnam, Poland, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, and Brazil. The event will also unpack the planning and implementation processes of the European Green Deal and its possible role in fostering international cooperation.
At COP27, INETTT members will discuss multi-contextual challenges and practical solutions for developing ambitious net-zero scenarios. Watch the side-event in person at the COP27 or live-streamed on our website.
IESR: Indonesia’s Net Zero Energy System Compatible with 1.5 C
VIETSE: Roadmap to achieve COP26 goals of countries
SHURA: Net Zero by 2053 - A Roadmap for the Turkish Electricity Sector
GreenCape: Operationalising Net-zero through social, political and economic systems
How can industrial value chains be decarbonised in the context of the ongoing energy and climate crises? Join representatives from INETTT and ClimateGroup at COP27 to find out.
Agora Energiewende is a think tank that develops evidence-based and politically viable strategies to advance the goal of climate neutrality in Germany, Europe, and internationally. Agora advises decision-makers and facilitates a productive exchange of ideas in the realms of policy, science, economy, and civil society. Its policy proposals are practical and free of prior ideological commitments. As a non-profit organisation funded by foundations and public institutions, Agora is beholden neither to business nor to political interests. Agora’s exclusive mission is to serve the climate.
The China National Renewable Energy Centre is the national institution for assisting China’s energy authorities in renewable energy policy research, and industrial management and coordination. As a think tank and knowledge centre, it develops research tools and methodology, provides well researched input for national policies, supports the Chinese RE industry through capacity building and provides a platform for collaboration among industry, education and research. Being a non-profi t institute, the China National Renewable Energy Centre aims to push the development of the Chinese RE industry sustainably.
Forum Energii was founded in Warsaw in 2016 with the mission to use data and analysis to focus on a clean, innovative, safe, and efficient energy sector. Forum shares its knowledge and recommendations through research activities and by supporting a wide range of Polish expert and public dialogues on the future of the energy sector.
The E+ Institute was founded in 2018 and is based in Rio de Janeiro. Initially supported by the Institute for Climate and Society (iCS), which focuses on international work, the E+ Institute specialises in national dialogue on the energy transition.
E+ takes a multidisciplinary approach, working on such topics as the design of new regulatory, institutional, and financial arrangements, and the monitoring the technological revolution in energy. In 2019, the E+ Panel was established a group of stakeholders (advisory board) to connect institute’s work to Brazil’s society. The Panel consists of prominent decision-makers from Government, civil society, the energy sector, and finance. This distinguished group helps E+ to promote a discussion about the Brazilian energy transition and acts as a sounding board for the Institute’s analytical work.
Founded in 2016, Iniciativa Climática de México (ICM) is based in Mexico City. ICM is a non-profit think tank and advocacy organisation, and acts as a re-granter to other climate groups in Mexico. Its mission is to ensure that Mexico is on track to achieve its climate obligations. Working together with stakeholders and partners, ICM delivers technical analysis, and fosters the political conditions to tackle the climate crisis and promote socially-inclusive low-carbon development.
IESR is an independent energy and environmental think tank based in Jakarta. Founded to focus on the power sector under the original name Working Group on Power Sector Restructuring (WGPSR) in 2001, it was re-named and formally established as IESR in 2007. IESR works toward a low-carbon energy system by advocating data-driven and science-based public policies, establishing strategic partnerships with stakeholders, and providing capacity development assistance to provincial governments and other policy actors.
Based in Islamabad, IPS is an independent non-profit dedicated to evidence-based policy research. IPS has worked on energy issues since 1971, and provides a forum for informed discussion and dialogue on national and international issues.
Established in 2011 and based in Tokyo, REI’s mission is to establish a society based on renewable energy. The institute promotes this goal through research and by developing and advocating policy recommendations, and by creating partnerships and networks among Japanese and international stakeholders. REI also works on building public awareness of climate ambition and renewable energy.
The SHURA Energy Transition Center was created in 2016–2017, and is based in Istanbul. SHURA supports the energy transition of Turkey from a traditional import-dependent and carbon-intensive structure to an innovative low-carbon system that is cleaner, more affordable, and more secure. Working as a think tank, SHURA convenes different perspectives from energy stakeholders and publishes research that increases the understanding of both problems and solutions in the transition, and how these link to the wider economy and national policy goals.
Publishing and working mainly in the Turkish language, SHURA provides a wide range of knowledge products and services to the Turkish energy community, based on the thematic work clusters of policy, economics, technology, and grids, across power, heating, cooling, and transport.
Founded in 2009,GESI is a Seoul-based non-profit think tank committed to bringing independent fact-based expertise to the Korean energy debate. It delivers transparent analysis and policy recommendations for expanding renewable energy and achieving carbon neutrality. GESI also focuses on energy-system integration, the socio-economic benefits of renewables, and power market reform.
Founded in 2018, VIET is a non-profit independent think tank based in Hanoi. VIET’s mission is to be a bridge between research and policy in order to accelerate the transition of the Vietnamese energy system in a sustainable and reliable manner.
NEXT Group is an independent and nonpartisan think tank dedicated to developing ground-breaking quantitative research and analysis to accelerate Korea's net-zero energy transition. It promotes its mission by engaging in policy-designing processes with its research outcomes and helping the country's high-level decision-makers make informed decisions about the climate agenda. It has three core research programs — Power Grid & Market, Renewable Acceleration (taxation & subsidy), and Industrial Decarbonization — all consisting of and supported by experienced data analysts. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) is an independent research institute dedicated to fostering the transition to sustainable development and prosperity for all.
IDDRI identifies the necessary conditions for the integration of sustainable development into public policies and proposes tools for their implementation. It takes action at different levels, from international cooperation to the policies of countries, cities and businesses.
IDDRI provides a platform to facilitate a transparent dialogue between all stakeholders (research and academic community, governments, civil society, private sector), while ensuring mutual learning and the relevance of its research.
Its work is structured around four thematic agendas:
As a non-profit institution acting for the common good, IDDRI makes all of its analyses and proposals available to all via its website, and shares them at conferences and seminars. IDDRI actively participates in the public policy debate, internationally and nationally.
An independent think tank founded in 2005, the ICSC has highly trusted expertise in the fields of climate finance, energy policy, urban transitions, and good governance. The ICSC works with a combination of strategies and tools: policy briefs, research reports, infographics designed for different audiences and media, and technical advice. ICSC has a wide reach, and engages flexibly to support both policy and project outcomes. The ICSC’s top three areas of strength are campaign versatility, advocacy innovation, and staff expertise. It works across political party affiliations to advance its agenda for long-term change.
Established in 2010 in Cape Town, GreenCape is a trusted centre of expertise on the green economy and markets in South Africa. The organisation works at the interface between business, government, and academia. GreenCape works to reduce information asymmetries by providing non-biased, free-access information that supports decision-making and investment by both government and companies. The 2020 edition of GreenCape’s Intelligence Report has been downloaded more than 25,000 times around the world. With over 2,000 green economy project partners GreenCape also works directly on development projects that can catalyse the large-scale uptake of green economy solutions and infrastructure.
Founded in 2010 in Johannesburg, PARI is an independent not-for-profit think tank affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Cape Town, The institute works with agents of change across the public service and civil society to improve the implementation of progressive policies. Its research on understanding effective governance underlines the importance of institution-building and provides unique insights into the effectiveness of service delivery, infrastructure, state performance, and state society relations.
In its energy work, PARI cooperates closely with Adapt, a network-based advisory practice working on sustainable energy transitions and resilient urban development, via the Just Urban Transitions project. Adapt undertakes research and engagement that supports clarity, coherence, and collaboration and respond to risks and opportunities for systemic change and progressive urban energy governance. The project also aims to connect local planning to national industrialisation, job creation strategies, and investment.
The Energy Research Institute (ERI) was established as an institute under Chulalongkorn University on April 18th, 1991 based on policy of the university to emphasize on research as equal to teaching and learning and also on addressing the energy issues after the world energy crisis in 1973 and 1979. Since then ERI has been conducting activities including policy research on energy and environment issues, and providing academic services to public in the field of energy efficiency and conservation as well as alternative energy. These activities have been mainly supported by government agencies, international agencies, and private sector. In addition, ERI has involved in the issues related to Climate Change and CDM Business Opportunities with the objective to assist Thailand to promote clean energy projects. With all the main activities mentioned above, ERI has built up strong networks with key institutions related to energy and environment, including not only government agencies, private sector, and universities in Thailand, but also international agencies.
The Southeast Europe Energy Transition Network (SE3T.net) was founded in 2018. The network consists of 8 regional partner organizations and covers two “sub-regions”: Southeast European countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania) and the Western Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia).
The network’s mission is to contribute to an enhanced understanding of the economic potential, technical feasibility, and relevant policy tools for the transition to a sustainable energy future. Through rigorous analytical work, we build the evidence-base and provide thought leadership on the best solutions. Since no single institution can fully grasp the entire complexity of the transition, SE3T.net’s goal is to foster and support regional cooperation in Southeast Europe as well as to encourage intensive dialogue with major stakeholders from the public sector, industry, academia, and civil society.
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