Renewable energy provides clean, affordable energy. But what is more important for citizens, businesses and governments is improved air quality and health outcomes, availability of jobs, avoiding stranded assets and ensuring reliable access to energy. But how do we know if we are on the path to this clean energy future? One clear indicator can be used as a compass: the share of renewable energy in the overall energy mix.
Through presentations and discussion participants will look at:
● Key renewable energy trends and developments globally and across Asia
● The role of renewable energy in achieving socio-economic benefits in Asia
● How the share of renewable energy can be used to track progress
This 90-minute workshop will show the status of the energy transition to renewables globally and in Asia and the Pacific. It will bring together participants from government, industry, civil society and research, giving them room to discuss 1) main political and social barriers to clean energy systems in Asia and 2) the way that measuring how much energy is supplied by renewables can be a proxy for tracking progress.
The event will include a panel discussion and a time for Q&A with the guest speakers.
● Ayu Abdullah, Energy Action Partners
● David Elzinga, ADB
● Peter Lundberg, Asia Pacific Urban Energy Associations
● Mika Ohbayashi, Renewable Energy Institute
● Ksenia Petrichenko, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific