For the past four years, the Asia Clean Energy Forum has progressively served as the premiere knowledge sharing platform on best practices in policy, technology, and finance for clean energy in the Asia region. Last year's Forum gathered more than 800 participants from 51 countries, comprised of a diverse group of experts including stakeholders from governments, national and multinational banks, carbon and clean energy investment funds, project developers and service providers, environmental regulators, academe, civil society, and development partners and other international organizations.
This year's Forum promises to be the most dynamic yet as it continues to respond to real-world clean energy issues. To meet the challenges of the new era of clean energy it will explore:
how the technology transfer and diffusion process can be accelerated;
what strategies and program approaches work best;
case studies of successful examples from around Asia, as well as the US, Europe, Latin America, and Africa; and
how energy efficiency and renewable business and projects can be effectively linked with sources of finance and investment.
Parallel breakout sessions will provide opportunities to discuss technology transfer, diffusion, and finance in a range of areas, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, access to energy for the poor, and global climate change.
Powering Up Financing for Energy Efficiency in Asia
June 24th, 2:00-3:30
Sponsored by WRI and ECO-Asia
The World Resources Institute (WRI) and ECO-Asia will present their various initiatives on energy efficiency focused on innovative financing mechanisms, technology transfer, deployment, and diffusion in Asia. As a leading global environmental think tank, WRI goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. Our mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.
During the open space, WRI will present work on the following:
Tools and Data
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. The GHG Protocol Initiative, a decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, is working with industry, businesses, government, and environmental groups in India, China, and the Philippines to build a new generation of credible and effective emissions accounting and reduction programs for tackling climate change.
WRI is working with Shanghai Jiaotong University to aggregate 15-20 industrial energy efficiency projects into a single portfolio to attract financing and ESCO implementation of these projects in China. This aggregation approach seeks to support emerging energy efficiency financing programs by better connecting financing sources with energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector. This discussion will be an opportunity to explore the benefits of this kind of aggregation and how this approach could be best designed to address market failures.
WRI’s research on the market potential of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in India has shown that a lack of financing mechanisms targeting the ESCO industry is hindering the industry’s growth. Based on these findings, WRI is partnering with a local bank in India to develop and pilot such financing mechanisms.
Technology Deployment and Diffusion
WRI is working with Tsinghua University to examine how low-carbon technologies have been introduced, adopted, deployed and diffused in three greenhouse gas intensive sectors in China. The purpose is to assess its implication for climate change and global clean energy industry. The project delivers some important messages to key audiences, such as Chinese policymakers, policymakers in OECD countries, technology providers and other developing countries adopting clean technologies.
12:30-1:45 Lunch--Invitation only
2:00 Opening Remarks Manish Bapna, Vice President and Managing Executive Director, World Resources Institute
2:10-2:20 Tools and Data
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Neelam Singh, Senior Associate, Climate and Energy Program
2:20-2:50 Financing Models
Aggregating industrial demand for energy efficiency projects in China, Alex Perera, Senior Associate, Climate and Energy Program
Stimulating the growth of the Indian ESCO industry through financing, Ella Delio, Senior Associate, Markets and Enterprise Program
Supporting Financing for Energy Efficiency Power Plants - ECO-Asia's Ongoing Experience
2:50-3:00 Technology Deployment and Diffusion
Lessons Learned in technology transfer, deployment and diffusion in China, Xiaomei Tan, Project Manager, China Climate and Energy Program
3:00-3:25 Question and Answer and Discussion
3:25-3:30 Wrap up and concluding remarks Athena Ballesteros, Senior Associate, Institutions and Governance Program
WRI Event Participants
Date & Time
Regional Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Accounting
Pre-Forum Event (see attached description)
Asia Pacific Clean Energy Governance and Regulatory Day
Smita Nakhooda & Bharath Jairaj
Session 3: Effective Regulation and Governance in the Energy Sector
Policy and Regulation
Session 5: Scaling Up Business Solutions to Energy Poverty
Energy for All
Session 12: Regional Issues in Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Climate, Carbon Finance and Market Mechanisms
Session 17: Open Space Meeting: Powering Up Financing for Energy Efficiency in Asia
Session 27: Strategies for Energy-Efficiency Financing
Financing Efficiency and Renewables
Session 30 (Plenary): Panel Discussion: Challenges in Scaling Up Renewable Energy
Session 31 (Plenary): Putting the Pieces Together: How to Make it all Work
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