This event will (i) facilitate discussion among researchers and policymakers on promoting low-carbon green growth in Asia, (ii) assess key policy challenges in tackling climate change and accelerating green growth, and (iii) discuss the policymaking implications and relevance of the ADBI and ADB study on low-carbon green growth.
Asia is at a crossroads. As the world's most populous region, with high economic growth, a rising share of global greenhouse emissions, and the most vulnerability to climate risks, Asia must be at the center in the global fight against climate change. Simply stated, Asia's current resource- and emission-intensive growth pattern is not sustainable, with further gains in human well-being constrained by the environmental carrying capacity. Asian leaders recognize low-carbon green growth as an imperative—not an option—for developing Asia.
The region has taken on board the message that it must change, and it is starting to move toward low-carbon green growth. Many emerging economies have begun the shift toward a new sustainable development paradigm that will bring competitiveness to its industries and serve expanding green technology markets.
This event will have:
High-level academics, think tank scholars, and senior policymakers from the following Central Asian and South Asian countries will be invited: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Participation is by invitation only.
English (no interpretation will be provided)
Share country experiences and discuss multiple strategies to formulate action plans and roadmaps that will further proactive policies to strengthen low-carbon green growth practices in Asia.
Asian Development Bank
The Energy Resources Institute
Indian Institute of Management