Energy access is closely tied to governance decisions spanning global to household levels, where the effectiveness, inclusivity, and accountability of energy governance systems play a crucial role. While various technological solutions exist for decarbonizing societies during energy transitions, the predominant challenge lies in associated governance mechanisms. Effective energy governance demands purpose-driven, risk-informed, and people-responsive systems that maximize impact while minimizing uncertainties.
The recently launched framework seeks to aid countries in enhancing their energy governance, ensuring purpose-driven, risk-informed, and people-responsive systems. The key priority areas encompass establishing inclusive and effective institutions, developing legal and regulatory frameworks that empower civic engagement, fostering civic engagement and empowerment, and incorporating appropriate and independent oversight. This framework emphasizes a people-centered approach, engaging diverse stakeholders and addressing their rights, perspectives, needs, and aspirations. It advocates for multi-level governance for collaboration between government levels and sectors, utilizes digitally enabled approaches for technology-driven solutions, and embraces flexibility and adaptability to respond to the evolving energy landscape's challenges and opportunities.
Read the full Energy Governance Framework.