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Rebalancing Asia: Implications for Inclusive Green Growth

Event | 13 March 2013 London, UK

Purpose

Panelists will analyze the transformations taking place in Asia as the region attempts to move away from its traditional export-led growth model, and the implications for public and private investment in inclusive green growth.

The interactive event will be chaired by ODI Director Alison Evans and will include the following distinguished speakers:

Masahiro Kawai, Director, ADBI
James Cameron, Chairman of the Board of ODI and Chairman of Climate Change Capital
Shelagh Whitley, Research Fellow, ODI

Background

Asia is at a crossroads. Robust economic growth over the past decade has lifted millions of people out of poverty, but has also driven resource and energy consumption to unsustainable levels. At the same time, given the economic malaise in the West where final demand has traditionally come from, Asian countries have had to turn to their neighbors and within to generate demand.

The joint Overseas Development Institute and ADBI event on inclusive green growth and regional cooperation in Asia will cover several pertinent issues facing Asia today:

  • how Asia can adapt to the low-carbon, green growth strategy while reducing poverty and increasing productivity and growth; and
  • how policymakers in Asia can successfully create the necessary conditions to raise private consumption and investment spending in the region so as to rebalance their economies from the predominantly export-led growth that is dependent on Western markets, to a more balanced regional and domestic led growth.

The key findings from the ADBI publication, "Low-Carbon Green Growth in Asia: Policies and Practices," will also be showcased at this event.

Objectives

To discuss the transformations taking place in Asia as the continent attempts to move away from its traditional export-led growth model, and the implications for public and private investment in inclusive green growth.

Outputs

The podcast and material used in the presentation will be made available here*.

Participants

Academics, think tank scholars, policymakers, and practitioners.