Asia’s Energy Challenge: Key Issues and Policy Options |

Asia’s Energy Challenge: Key Issues and Policy Options

Synopsis:

We examine key issues and policy options in Asia’s energy security. Rapid growth has transformed Asia’s presence in the world economy: Past growth has dramatically improved Asia’s living standards, lifting millions out of poverty. Future growth will do the same. But, crucially, can Asia secure the energy it needs to fuel this dramatic economic expansion? The threefold challenge of energy supply security, environmental sustainability, and affordable access requires a multipronged approach. The region must actively contain its rising demand, aggressively explore new energy supply sources and technology, and progressively promote the regional integration of energy markets and infrastructure. Unless there is a paradigm shift in the current energy use, Asia will struggle to deliver the inclusive growth needed to lift millions of its citizens out of poverty. But promisingly, there is a wide range of policy reforms and technological developments that can ensure a future of ample, affordable, clean energy for Asia.

Speaker(s):

Dr. Donghyun Park, Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank

Date:
Friday, 26 September 2014
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 2-1,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

RSVP:
Seats are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kindly register your interest in attending online.

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