The report, presented in July at a regional workshop on climate change and energy organised by the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program in Bangkok, is titled "The Big Switch," with Greenpeace already throwing down the gauntlet in the sub title: "Renewable IPPs' report calls on Southeast Asian governments to set national targets to increase the percentage of renewables in the energy mix, to encourage renewable energy take-up through legislation, to remove anti-renewable market distortions and to develop a national energy plan that promotes a clean and sustainable energy future for the region."
The report also calls for donor countries, particularly from the OECD, to stop providing support for fossil fuel and nuclear power development in non-OECD countries. Official development assistance and other bilateral financing should be re-oriented towards renewable energy and energy efficiency, argues Greenpeace. "Western companies should support the solution and stop exporting the problem," says the organisation's Sven Teske. The Build-Operate-Transfer structure can be fully adapted to exploit renewable energy.