Agora Energiewende is a think tank and policy institute, dedicated to supporting the success of the clean energy transition, including the German government’s climate protection and energy targets. Agora was found in 2012 by European Climate Foundation (ECF) and Mercator Foundation, based in Berlin, Germany to tackle the challenges posed by the energy transition. Since its inception, Agora Energiewende has been one of Europe’s leading energy policy think tanks.

ICSC is an international non-government group advancing fair climate policy and low carbon, climate-resilient development. ICSC was established in 1998, based at the Philippines, it is engaged with the wider international climate and energy policy arena, particularly in Asia. It is recognized for its role in helping advance effective global climate action and the Paris climate agreement.

NewClimate supports research and implementation of action against climate change around the globe. The Institute generate and share knowledge on international climate negotiations, tracking climate action, climate and development, climate finance and carbon market mechanisms. NewClimate connect up-to-date research with the real world decision making processes, making it possible to increase ambition in acting against climate change and contribute to finding sustainable and equitable solutions.

IESR based in Indonesia, is a research and advocacy institution on energy and environment policy. IESR was found in 2007, formally is Working Group on Power Sector Restructuring (WGPSR), the first civil society organization to encourage public participation in the formulation of policies and decisions in the Indonesian electricity sector, which at that time was not sufficiently transparent.


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH or GIZ in short, is a German development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security. In 2017, GIZ has 20,726 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national personnel, work in around 120 countries.