Time of Event

13:30-15:00 Tokyo time

Summary

Developing Asia’s economic, population, and consumption growth will continue to drive global energy demand, making the realization of net zero carbon emissions targets in the region imperative to fight climate change. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has constrained public funds and opened the need to pursue new and innovative energy transition financing.

This ADBI-Think20 (T20) roundtable will explore financing challenges and opportunities for advancing renewable energy in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. The focus will be on identifying policy recommendations to help the Group of 20 (G20) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) member economies promote financing breakthroughs within the sector.

The roundtable will be held as part of the 43rd International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) International Conference. Speakers and attendees will join either at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo or online. 

Objectives
  • Identify policy priorities for financing the transition to renewable energy in developing Asia and the Pacific
  • Examine the region’s energy transition financing bottlenecks
  • Spotlight policy recommendations for mobilizing sustainable financing to achieve carbon net zero targets
Target Participants
  • Policy makers and experts from think tanks, universities, and other institutions, as well as post-graduate students, media, and interested members of the public
Output
  • Greater understanding of financing obstacles for energy transition in Asia and the Pacific
  • Identification of viable solutions for achieving financing breakthroughs within the sector
  • Policy recommendations for G20 countries and ADB member economies
Partners
  • T20 Indonesia
  • International Association for Energy Economics
  • Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
  • National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

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