WRI/HBF RECEPTION - Fair FITs for Development: International Support for Renewable Energy in Asia
December 06, 2011•6 - 7:30pm EST
Welcoming Remarks Arne Jungjohann
Program Director, Environment and Global Dialogue, Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America
Sri Lanka’s Experience in Implementing Feed-in-Tariffs Asoka Abeygunawardana
Executive Director, Energy Forum and Adviser to the Hon. Minister of Power and Energy, Sri Lanka
The Role of International Finance in Asia's Renewable Energy Transition Bindu N. Lohani
Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank
Concluding Remarks: Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countries and the Role of Climate Finance Jennifer Morgan
Director, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America are hosting this reception that will present new ideas on international financing mechanisms for renewable energy in Asia.
While the clean energy transition is underway in Asia, ambitious renewable energy policies need to be affordable for developing countries, which also face daunting social and economic development challenges. Donors have a role to play in leveraging climate finance to help countries invest in renewable energy and inclusive growth. Short remarks from our speakers will focus on the role smart energy policy, including generation-based incentives such as feed-in-tariffs, can play in mobilizing renewable energy investments in developing countries. They will also discuss opportunities for the international community to support these policies with climate finance. We hope this reception provides an opportunity for networking and informal discussion among thought leaders on renewable energy, climate-compatible development and climate finance.
We hope this reception provides an opportunity to discuss how international climate finance can help scale up these activities. Light refreshments will be provided.