Organizer: USAID – Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment, and Resilience (CEADIR)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
9:00-10:00 AM (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 PM (Bangkok)
As their economic growth rates soar, South and Southeast Asia account for a third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the world’s largest share, according to the World Economic Forum. Governments in the region are working to meet increasing rising demands while mitigating the effects of climate change, promoting sustainable development, and reducing high levels of air pollution that the World Health Organization has found cause premature deaths. Leading corporations have also embraced the business case for clean energy and ambitious climate action. More than 100 global companies have joined RE100, pledging to transition their operations to 100-percent renewable energy. However, many companies operating in Asia have faced financing, policy and regulatory challenges to increasing renewable energy use. As a result, the region is missing cost-effective opportunities to meet national clean energy targets, reduce climate change and air pollution risks, and secure cheaper or more reliable electricity sources while expanding employment.
This webinar on “Accelerating Private Sector Clean Energy Investment in Asia” will highlight recommendations on priority actions for governments to enable private sector investment at scale and share insights to help project developers increase renewable energy use in the region.
Activity Manager, Asia
Chief of Party
Finance Advisory Network
for Asia (PFAN-Asia)
Investment Mobilization Lead
USAID-funded Clean Power Asia
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The USAID-funded Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity hosts a monthly discussion series, Navigating the Climate Economy: Investing for Growth and Resilience.
This series presents the perspectives of experts in economic analysis, planning, policies, strategies, financing, and programming for climate change mitigation and adaptation, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable landscapes.