The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the dates for the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2012.
USAID and ADB have jointly organized the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) since 2006, with the aim of sharing best practices in policy, technology, and finance to meet the region's climate and energy security challenges. The 2011 Forum was attended by more than 600 people from 55 countries, and attracted more than 160 speakers in 27 sessions and 9 side events.
In 2012, the Forum will highlight successful strategies and mechanisms for accelerating access to affordable, low-carbon energy. Participants from Asia and around the world will share practical knowledge about what really works in the key areas of energy access, clean energy technology, policy and regulation, and finance and how the stakeholders can work together to accelerate low carbon energy in the region. Topics to be addressed will include:
- Innovative programs and business models for increasing access to energy;
- Updates on the performance and cost effectiveness of clean energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies;
- What policies, frameworks, and regulatory approaches work best;
- Case studies of successful clean energy solutions from around Asia, as well as the US, Europe, Latin America, and Africa; and
- How energy efficiency and renewable businesses and projects can be effectively linked with sources of finance and investment.
The 2012 Forum will be preceded by pre-forum workshops on energy access, policy and regulation, climate change, and other challenges facing the expansion of clean energy.
Those interested in presenting their work at ACEF should respond to the CALL FOR PRESENTATION TOPICS (email: email@example.com), no later than Friday 16 March, 2012.
See the attachment below for a draft agenda.