Faced with more prominent consequences of climate change, and extreme climate events, the Southeast Asia countries have been working closely with the Asian Development Bank to promote and implement innovative approaches for integrated solutions to transition to lower carbon and sustainable energy future for each country and for the region.

The event will be a platform for dialogues among the utility managers, energy regulators, renewable energy investors, and practitioners on energy transition with the focus on climate change mitigation, renewable energy development, energy efficiency, and application of energy transition mechanism to phase out coal-fired power generating capacities.


To showcase the ADB cross-sectoral collaboration and close cooperation with clients in providing support to the Climate Change program in the Philippines; the Energy Transition Development program in Cambodia, Viet Nam, and the push for energy efficiency in the Greater Mekong subregion.


Time (Manila) Activities
10:30 - 10:35 a.m. Introduction

  • Duy-Thanh Bui, Principal Energy Economist, SEEN, ADB
  • 10:35 - 10:55 a.m. Creating an Enabling Framework for Energy Efficiency in Cambodia

    (The presentation will focus on Cambodia's efforts to establish a policy framework to support the uptake of energy efficiency. It will provide an overview of energy sector trends in Cambodia and how energy efficiency will support future developments in the sector as well as the energy transition. The forthcoming National Energy Efficiency Policy and long-term Power Development Masterplan will also be highlighted. Lastly, the presentation will briefly introduce the Energy Transition Sector Development Program that the Ministry of Mines and Energy is currently developing with the assistance of ADB, which will support the roll-out of energy efficiency investments in Cambodia)

    • Joao Aleluia, Energy Efficiency Expert
    10:55 - 11:15 a.m. Energy efficiency opportunities and business models in the GMS as a first fuel for energy security and climate mitigation

    • Hyunjung Lee, Senior Energy Economist, SEEN
    11:15 - 11:35 a.m. Multisectoral Program Approaches for Climate Change and Economic Development in the Philippines

    • Government counterpart
    • Diana Connett, Energy Specialist, SEEN
    11:35 - 11:55 a.m. Energy Transition Mechanism in Indonesia – Paving the Way toward Coal Phase Out from Indonesia ETM pilot study

    • Architrandi Priambodo, Senior Energy Specialist, SEEN
    11:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Summary and Thank you!

    • Duy-Thanh Bui, Principal Energy Economist, SEEN, ADB

    About the Organizer

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.

    Point of Contact

    Bui Duy Thanh
    Asian Development Bank

    Bernadett Parado Avance
    Asian Development Bank