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Event Date Wed Dec 1 JST - Fri Dec 3 JST (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Nov 30 7:15pm - Fri Dec 3 4:25am
Location Online Event
Region APAC

This Annual Conference will examine developing Asia and the Pacific's next steps for meeting more ambitious climate commitments after COP26. The conference will feature insights from leading policy researchers on how developing countries and institutions in the region can advance climate mitigation and finance projects vital to realizing carbon neutrality and sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery.

The conference will also discuss climate imperatives across key economic sectors, as well as carbon pricing and opportunities for greater regional cooperation to facilitate more impactful, economically viable climate measures.

• Examine onward climate change mitigation and financing priorities in Asia and the Pacific
• Spotlight evidence-based policy strategies for advancing climate targets in the region and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Target Participants:
• Policy makers and researchers from think tanks, universities, and international organizations, as well as media and interested members of the public

• Enhanced understanding of climate change mitigation and green finance needs in Asia and the Pacific moving forward
• Identification of policy recommendations for boosting the region’s climate objectives
• Research papers featured during the proceedings will be considered for publication as ADBI working papers and inclusion in an edited book


2021 Speakers

Tetsushi Sonobe
Dean, CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Japan

Dil B. Rahut
Senior Research Fellow/E, Asian Development Bank Institute, (ADBI), Japan

Masatsugu Asakawa
President, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines

Jim Skea
Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London, United Kingdom (UK)

Frank Wolak
Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, and Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University, United States

Peerapat Vithayasrichareon
Lead Analyst, Renewable Integration and Secure Electricity Unit, IEA, France

Ying Fan
Dean and Professor, School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, People’s Republic of China

Frank Jotzo
Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy; Director, Centre for Climate and Energy Policy, Australian National University, Australia

Dina Azhgaliyeva
Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Japan

Dechen Tsering
UNEP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand


Junhong Chang
Executive Director for China at the World Bank Group, United States


Ahmed M. Saeed
Vice-President, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific ADB, Philippines

Cyn-Young Park
Director for Regional Cooperation and Integration, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB, Philippines

Toby Peters
Professor of Cold Economy, co-Director, Centre for Sustainable Cooling, Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

David Lobell
Professor, Earth System Science, Stanford University, United States

Rupesh Bhomia
Scientist, Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia


Duan Xiumei
Director General, Department of International Green Finance &, Cooperation, China National Investment and Guaranty, Corporation, People’s Republic of China

Soh Young In
Financial Innovation Lead, Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University, United States, Researcher and Director of Sustainable Smart City Finance, Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus

Aladdin D. Rillo
Senior Economic Advisor, Economic Research Institute ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia

Daniel Runde
Senior Vice President, Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies, United States

Krishna Srinivasan
Deputy Director, Asia-Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund, United States

Shu Tian
Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD), ADB, Philippines

Pascal Bertolini
Director, Electric Sector Organization, RTE international, France

Mizan R. Khan
Deputy Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Independent University, Bangladesh, Programme Director of Least Developed Countries Universities’ Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC), Bangladesh

Clare Shakya
Director, Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), United Kingdom

Nuki Agya Utama
Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Energy, Indonesia

Matthew David Wittenstein
Chief of section, Energy connectivity, UN ESCAP, Thailand

Jeetendra Prakash Aryal
Independent consultant, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Daniel Moser
Head, Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), GIZ - German Development Cooperation, Germany

Robin Hickman
Professor of Transport and City Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, United Kingdom

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi
Director, Research Strategy and Innovations, the Economic, Research Institute ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia


Priyantha Wijayatunga
Chief of Energy Sector Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB, Philippines

Sujata Gupta
Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division, East Asia, Department, ADB, Philippines

Yukari Niwa Yamashita
Managing Director, Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), Japan

Jiangfeng Zhang
Director, Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Division, SERD, ADB, Philippines

James Leather
Chief of Transport Sector Group, ADB, Philippines


Ryoichi Komiyama
Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management, the University of Tokyo, Japan

Rika Safrina
Energy Modelling and Policy Planning Officer, Energy Modelling and Policy Planning, ASEAN Centre for Energy, Indonesia

Tian Goh
Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Tatsuto Yukihara
Professor, Economic Research Center, Nagoya University, Japan, Joint Director of China Institute of Global Low-carbon Economy

Clayton Miller
Assistant Professor, Department of the Built Environment, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Alessandro Romagnoli
Director of Multi Energy Systems, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Sukanya Das
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Policy Studies, TERI School of Advanced Studies, India

Puja Sawhney
Climate Change Expert, Former IGES staff

Ridhima Gupta
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, South Asian, University, India

Deepty Jain
Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Engineering, TERI School of Advanced Studies, India

Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Professor at Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Change, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Kamna Sachdeva
Associate Professor, Department of Energy and Environment, TERI School of Advanced Studies, India