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MEDIA ADVISORY: Asia Clean Energy Forum Kicks-Off June 22, Philippines

Leaders exchange ideas on clean energy innovation, business models, policy and investment at ACEF2011
The Asia and Pacific region will be one of the most important areas for clean energy over the next several decades.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) will co-host the premiere knowledge-sharing platform for clean energy investment in Manila, Philippines, from June 22-24, 2011. The 6th Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) will explore issues in the clean energy sector including policy, regulation, financing and innovative business models; all under the theme of “New Business Models and Policy Drivers: Building the Low-Carbon Future.”

Senior representatives from the host organizations along with energy leaders from around the world will participate in the event.

The Opening Plenary session on June 22 will include remarks from Haruhiko Kuroda, ADB President, and Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Chairman of the Renewable Energy Policy Network (REN21).

On Friday, June 24, Jennifer Morgan, Director of WRI’s Climate and Energy Program, will give the closing plenary speech “A Vision for a Low Carbon Future.”

Throughout the week, WRI experts will be featured in panel discussions on topics including renewable energy policy, carbon and energy finance, greening public transportation, ESCOs, universal access to energy, energy efficiency financing, low emission development strategies, and more.

WHAT:
Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2011, a detailed program of events is available here.

WHEN:
ACEF: June 22 – June 24, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS FOR MEDIA:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 9-10:30 a.m.: Opening Plenary Session with remarks from Haruhiko Kuroda, ADB President, and Mohamed El-Ashry, Senior Fellow, UN Foundation and Chairman, REN21

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 10:30 a.m.: Media Availability with WRI experts

Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:00 p.m.: Cocktail reception hosted by WRI, ADB and USAID

WHO:
WRI experts are available for media interviews, including:

WHERE:
ADB Headquarters, 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

RSVP:
To receive a press pass or to set up interviews, please contact:
DC: Lauren Cole at lcole@wri.org
Manila: Emily Chessin at echessin@wri.org
Beijing: Xiaohua Sun at xsun@wri.org

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