Description

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), along with its co-organizers the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korea Energy Agency (KEA), is delighted to invite clean energy practitioners from across the region—including government agencies, private sector, equipment and service providers, financiers, philanthropic organizations, researchers, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders—to join the 19th edition of the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2024 in Manila to be held during 3–7 June 2024.

The theme of this year’s ACEF is “Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition and Ensuring Energy Security and Affordability – Time for Urgent Action Now”.

ACEF 2024 will be held amidst a complex global energy landscape. The macro-economic environment is marked by an increasingly constrained fiscal space, high borrowing costs, and market disruptions due to regional imbalances and geopolitical tensions that are affecting energy supply chains, energy prices and investments. Furthermore, the energy crisis is impacting the most vulnerable and poor groups, who can no longer afford basic energy services, and who are most vulnerable to climate risks.

ACEF has a nearly 20-year history of being the regional flagship forum where clean energy practitioners from across Asia convene to share insights and experience in the design and implementation of concrete actions that accelerate the financing of clean and efficient energy solutions. ACEF is a platform for increasing awareness and sharing knowledge about innovative and effective approaches - including policy and regulatory frameworks, business models, and financing solutions that improve energy security, enhance access to affordable energy, promote good governance, and encourage private sector participation.

Objectives

ACEF 2024 aims to deliver practical knowledge, increased awareness, and opportunities for collaboration on financing of clean and efficient energy solutions with a wide range of clean energy practitioners from across Asia and the Pacific. The intended audience comprises of public and private sector entities, academic and research institutions, financial institutions, philanthropic organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.

The five (5) days of ACEF are packed with a diverse agenda. Ultimately, ACEF 2024 aspires to have the following impacts in the region:

  • Improve governance approaches, regulations and policies, and energy planning methodologies among ADB developing member countries, with the aim to address the barriers to clean energy development and create enabling conditions for increased private and public sector investment in clean and efficient technologies and systems.
  • Increase the financing and development of innovative and inclusive clean energy solutions and business models that mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and deliver energy security while enabling more inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development and climate adaptation.
  • Increase private sector participation and leadership in the delivery of clean energy innovation, through the development and incubation of new businesses; transfer of business practices and technology; and a significant uptake in clean energy financing and investment.

Target participants

  • Main ADB Developing Member Countries (DMC) counterparts, the Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Energy
  • Implementing agencies of ongoing or future energy projects
  • Energy professionals, investors and developers
  • Financing institutions
  • Academia and research
  • Media

Resource speakers

  • ADB
  • ADB Institute
  • ASEAN Center for Energy (ACE)
  • Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)
  • International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
  • International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Korea Energy Agency (KEA)
  • Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll)
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

How to register

Registration is closed. See the ACEF website.

Event organizers / partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Korea Energy Agency (KEA)

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