Virtual Workshop on Meeting Environmental Objectives Through Energy Sector Reforms in Asia and the Pacific: Energy Pricing Reforms and Emissions Reduction

Event | 22 - 24 June 2020
Online

Time of event

15:00–18:30 (Tokyo time)

Background

Energy prices are usually controlled or subsidized in developing Asian and Pacific economies to reduce energy costs to low-income consumers and firms. Energy pricing reforms have emerged as one of the regions’ most important policy challenges and opportunities given their potential to advance climate change mitigation and green growth.

Energy pricing reforms could help reduce government expenditure on energy subsidies, which in developing Asia and the Pacific can range between 2-4% of GDP. They could also promote investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

This ADBI webinar will feature research on the short and long-term costs and benefits of energy pricing reforms for developing Asian and Pacific economies, including liberalization, privatization, and enhanced competition related to energy generation, transmission, and distribution. It will also explore how regional lessons learned can guide the implementation of energy reforms and realization of environmental objectives.

Objectives
  • Examine energy pricing reforms and their short- and long-term costs and benefits for developing Asian and Pacific economies
  • Exchange energy pricing reform experiences and lessons learned
  • Promote energy reforms and environmental objectives in the region
Participants
  • Policy makers and experts, including think tank researchers, academics, and students
Output
  • More conducive environment for policy dialogue and research on energy pricing reform in Asia and the Pacific
  • Research papers featured during the webinar will be considered for publication in a journal special issue or edited book
How to register

Register here.

Partner

Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute