The closing plenary will highlight the innovative and integrated approaches, in terms of policy reform, technology deployment, Paris-aligned financing modalities and multisectoral action that can accelerate the energy transition in Asia and the Pacific. It will feature best cases, key programs, partnerships, and collaborative actions that have been successfully implemented and identify areas where concerted actions are still needed to speed up the energy transition towards the realization of a low-carbon future.


The Closing Plenary aims to be a call to collaborative and aggressive energy transition towards attaining climate goals. It will condense the key learnings from the past days and highlight NDC action best cases.


Time (Manila) Activities
2:00 - 2:05 p.m. Introduction to the Closing Plenary
Stephen Peters, Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank
2:05 - 2:20 p.m. ACEF 2022 Key Messages

Key takeaways from ACEF 2022 sessions will be presented

2:20 - 2:50 p.m. Keynote Messages
A Just and Equitable Energy Transition – The Opportunity for Action in Asia and the Pacific

  • Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy
Advancing a Sustainable Energy Future Together

  • Craig Hart, Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, United States Agency for International Development
2:50 - 3:20 p.m. Panel Discussion: Seizing the Momentum for Action

  • How can countries sustain public and private sector collective action on energy transition and other climate initiatives?
  • What best cases can serve as models?
  • What actions should nations prioritize in their transition towards achieving climate and development goals?

Panel moderator: Sujata Gupta, Director, East Asia Sustainable Infrastructure Division, Asian Development Bank


  • Rachel Kyte, Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University
  • Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency
  • Jan Corfee Morlot, Senior Advisor, World Resources Institute and New Climate Economy, and Editor, Climate Policy Journal
  • Yongping Zhai, Senior Advisor, Tencent
3:20 - 3:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks
Bruno Carrasco, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank