Speakers and panelists in this session will discuss greening corporate supply chains through reform of energy policy; a globally-harmonized database for standardized sustainability reporting; circular economy case studies from an agro-processing facilities in the Philippines; and a regulatory roadmap for more efficient and affordable streetlighting in Viet Nam.
Session 4.3: Embedding Climate Resilience in Financing
Session 4.2: Increasing Private Sector Investments
This session will cover the power of transparency to promote competition and scale-up of private sector investment in clean energy; the importance of models to enable private finance in power grid transmission development in Asia; a review of the drivers of private investment in renewable energy by source of financing; case studies of structured finance to scale up adoption of decentralized energy and climate solutions; and a newly developed guide that can help translate existing climate commitments into an investment pipeline and an enabling environment that will unlock private finance.
Session 4.1: Paris-Aligned Public Finance
This session will cover finance-related topics such as a national climate financing vehicle and ESG investing in Korea; blended finance for scaling up clean energy in Nepal; a venture capital model that uses patent licensing and intellectual capital to develop greater portability for technologies across borders; case studies of a cluster approach of green financing from the China; and the challenges of financing action on NDCs in Nepal.
Session 3.3: Cross-Sectoral Applications of Renewable Energy Systems
Speakers and panelists in this session will discuss the vision of an independent, reliable, and flexible microgrid system that can provide green electrical power year-round, as well as cold storage services; the utilization of marine energy for electrification of off-grid areas and remote islands; experience with productive-use applications and mini-grids across India; renewable energy hybrid systems with seaweed in the Philippines; and a multi-actor partnership to spur the transition away from biomass and fossil fuels in Nepal.
Session 3.2: Green Jobs, Gender, and Development
This session will cover topics such as the world's first future-proof and fully self-sustaining city, in the Netherlands; enhancing the role of women in the energy sector; skills development for off-grid solar PV development in Indonesia; and business opportunities for rice and rice husk value chains in Myanmar.
Session 3.1: Innovative Technologies and Business Models for Electricity Access
This session will include discussions and debate on topics such as solar-diesel hybrid systems in the Philippines; new business models for solar rooftop PV for SMEs (small businesses) and the residential sector in India; novel off-grid business models in Indonesia; renewable energy auctions can accelerate the uptake of renewable energy, and the resulting benefits to local communities; and citizen-driven renewable energy investment in South Korea, for a more-inclusive energy transition.
Session 2.3: Embedding Climate-Resilient and Adaptation Strategies in Energy Systems
Speakers and panelists in this session will discuss a micro-grid approach that has proven resilient for several years after a major typhoon in the Philippines; performance of battery energy storage systems; performance of a new heat exchanger tech in a chicken farm in Vietnam; assessment of climate risks and resilience using macroeconomic modeling; the role of fintech solutions in driving carbon neutrality in Indian MSMEs; and climate resilient energy systems for Southeast Asian island communities.
Session 2.2: Promoting Circular Economy Concepts and Decarbonization within the Energy Sector
Speakers and panelists in this session will cover a range of circular economy approaches, including for renewable energy equipment; the fashon value chain; battery re-use and re-fabrication; and anaerobic digestion and carbon capture. The session will also include discussion of decarbonization of heavy industry and an ADB tool for planning waste management systems and analyzing their environmental, economic, and social performance.
Session 2.1: Integrating Low-Carbon Technologies to Accelerate the Energy Transition
This session will include speakers and panelists covering a range of low-carbon approaches and topics, including carbon capture and storage in oil & gas operations, development of a clean hydrogen hub in Australia, mini-grid development in Papua New Guinea, energy efficiency in Bangladesh, and a Japanese-led clean energy initiative for ASEAN.
Track Chair: David Morgado, Senior Energy Specialist, ADB
Moderator: Kelly Hewitt, Principal Energy Specialist, ADB
Session 1.3: Energy Transition in Small Island Development States and Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
Speakers and panelists in this session will address a range of case studies and issues related to national policy and government action in the Pacific. Topics of discussion will solar-battery hybrid power systems across the Pacific; economic dispatch of such systems in the Philippines; measures to promote renewable energy and resilience in the Federated States of Micronesia; the importance of an integrated approach to marine, terrestrial, and coastal issues related to waste and energy; and the fiscal consequences of phasing out fossil fuels.
Session 1.2: NDC and Integrated Energy Transition Support Programs
This session will begin with a presentation on the dire state of oceanic health and the importance of approaches such as regenerative marine aquaculture, cultivation and preservation of mangroves and reefs, and ocean-based renewable energy. This will be followed by a presentation on the market for battery storage and ancillary services in the Philippines; an energy transition “to-do” list for Indonesia; and a panel discussion covering “low-hanging fruit” approaches to achieving sustainable development goals and NDCs; and the potential for a packaged microgrid approach in the Philippines.
Session 1.1: National Energy Transition Roadmaps and Government Action
Speakers in this session will discuss CO2 abatement scenarios for Vietnam’s power sector; skill development for Photovoltaic (PV) installers at the local level in Indonesia; and lessons learned by India from mapping government support and subsidies for different areas of the energy sector.