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Table 3 Co-produced strategies for achieving the new energy system vision

From: Collaborative energy visioning under conditions of illiberal democracy: results and recommendations from Ecuador

Strategies for energy system transformation
Cross-sectoral participatory scenario planning To create a common vision about the future of Ecuador, not only energy. This vision will guide the shaping of the energy system
To institutionalise participatory planning process with long-term visioning processes
To develop cross-sectoral key-expert dialogues and participatory planning workshops about political agenda intersections
Educational strategies for sustainable development To develop and articulate educational proposals to be transfer for the implementations by the national authorities
To institutionalise knowledge co-production for the innovation of the sectoral culture
Financial strategies To develop regional expert dialogues and workshops about energy complementarity in order to co-produce knowledge about the energy complementarity in the region
To produce technical robust knowledge about redirecting investment to sustainable alternatives. Divesting carbon and investing in renewability
To develop a regulatory framework proposal to promote legal security and private–public partnerships for investments
To develop a regulatory framework proposal to promote small and middle size poly-technological (mainly: hydro-solar + (biomass/waste/wind)) investments
To incentive the use of electricity-based alternatives. Creating awareness of the need to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and incentive the use of local renewable energy sources
Knowledge co-production platforms To institutionalise knowledge co-production for the innovation of the sectoral culture
To develop regional expert dialogues and workshops about energy complementarity in order to co-produce knowledge about the energy complementarity in the region
To produce technical robust knowledge about redirecting investment to sustainable alternatives. Divesting carbon and investing in renewability
Regulatory frameworks development To develop a regulatory framework proposal about sustainable energy pricing policies
To develop a regulatory framework proposal to incorporate future participation of private companies in the process of energy supply
To develop a regulatory framework proposal to incorporate future participation of private SMEs companies in the process of energy supply
To develop a regulatory framework proposal to promote legal security for private–public partnerships and investments
To develop a regulatory framework proposal to promote small and middle size poly-technological (mainly: hydro-solar + (biomass/waste/wind)) developments
Strategic communication strategies To develop and implement multi-channel communication campaigns to create awareness, understanding, engagement and action by societal actors
To incentive the use of electricity-based alternatives. Creating awareness of the need to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies and incentive the use of local renewable energy sources
Supportive networks articulation To empower cross-sectoral partnerships of civil society, academia and business sector by generating and transferring knowledge and articulating networks