ACEF 2022 will share and explore proven and new ideas on policy, technology, and Paris-aligned financing to accelerate the low-carbon energy transition in Asia and the Pacific, which is fundamental in achieving the region’s climate and development goals. ACEF 2022 operationalizes ADB’s 2021 Energy Policy of promoting the low-carbon transition in the region while supporting universal access to reliable and affordable energy services. It is in line with ADB’s Strategy 2030 of creating a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific while eradicating extreme poverty.

This will be the 17th ACEF since its inception in 2006. Like the past two years, ACEF 2022 will be conducted virtually on 14–17 June 2022.

ACEF 2022 is organized into 28-30 sessions featuring four thematic track sessions, deep-dive workshops, regional sessions, spotlight sessions, and plenary sessions. Notable speakers from the ADB and its partners will be invited to the plenary sessions to discuss pivotal topics on the energy transition. ACEF 2022 will also feature side events independently organized by clean energy organizations in the evenings on their respective virtual platforms.

Each day will have two 90-minute slots – the morning slot 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and the afternoon slot 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Manila Time, GMT+8); side events will be scheduled in the evening.

The plenary sessions will open and conclude ACEF 2022. They will provide high-level perspectives on key issues and opportunities in the clean energy transition.

The ACEF 2022 thematic tracks are anchored on 3 main pillars:

  1. Policy reforms
  2. Innovative low-carbon technologies business models and Paris-aligned financing
  3. Integrated approaches for cross-sectoral benefits

ADB’s regional departments will share their experiences and lessons learned in developing and implementing projects and programs to support the ADB DMCs’ clean energy transition.

Deep Dive Workshops (DDW) are in depth discussions of concepts, ideas, and technologies in a more interactive format among participants and speakers. DDWs are organized by ADB and its partner organizations.

These sessions will highlight special topics relevant to the clean energy transition. These will be organized by ADB and ACEF’s co-organizers and donors.

Side events will be held in the evenings of ACEF week. They are independently organized by clean energy organizations and hosted in their own virtual platforms. Side events will feature topics, programs, and issues prioritized by their host organizations.


ACEF 2022 will be guided by the theme: Innovative and Integrated Solutions for a Low-Carbon and Resilient Future.

ACEF 2022 aims to support developing countries in Asia and the Pacific fulfill their NDCs and net-zero targets by mid-century by:

  1. exploring innovative solutions in technology, finance, and policy to address emerging energy transition challenges,
  2. sharing best cases that highlight the multi-sectoral benefits of clean energy that contribute to attaining the SDGs, and
  3. featuring and creating opportunities for collaboration among low-carbon programs in the region.

Target participants

The registration to the 17th ACEF will be opened in May 2022. ACEF is open to (a) energy leaders, practitioners, and providers from the private sector, (b) policymakers and government officials from ADB member countries, (c) development partners, (d) the academe and research organizations, (e) investors, bankers, and fund managers, (f) non-government organizations and civil society organizations, and (g) all sectors of energy end-users that want to take part in the clean energy transition.

How to register

Registration is closed.


There is no cost to join this forum.

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