REGISTRATION: 2021 ADBI Annual Conference on Developing Asia’s Climate Action Next Steps

ADBI News Release | 19 November 2021

Tokyo, Japan - Registration is open for the virtual 2021 Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Annual Conference on 1-3 December that will examine developing Asia and the Pacific’s next steps for meeting more ambitious climate commitments after COP26.

The conference will feature insights from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Jim Skea, Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa, and leading policy researchers on how developing countries and institutions in the region can advance climate change mitigation and financing for projects vital to realizing carbon neutrality and sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery.

It will also discuss developing Asia and the Pacific’s climate imperatives across key economic sectors, as well as carbon pricing and opportunities for greater regional cooperation to facilitate the adoption of more impactful, economically viable climate measures.

When: 1-3 December 2021

Day 1: 09:15-13:30 Tokyo time
Day 2: 09:50-18:00 Tokyo time
Day 3: 08:50-17:40 Tokyo time

Key Presenters

  • Jim Skea, Co-Chair, Working Group III - Mitigation of Climate Change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Professor of Sustainable Energy, Imperial College London
  • Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank
  • Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Leading policy researchers from think tanks, universities, government agencies, and international organizations

Registration Note: Registration will remain open until the conclusion of the conference.