Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2021

External event
All day
14 Jun 2021
All day
18 Jun 2021

The theme of ACEF 2021 was Accelerating the Low-Carbon Transition in Asia and the Pacific. ACEF 2021 was organized around three pillars: (a) technology roadmaps for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for climate change; (b) cross-sectoral impacts and green recovery rebound strategies for the COVID-19 pandemic; and (c) discussions around the updating of the Asian Development Bank's Energy Policy. 

SEforALL co-organized and moderated two deep-dive workshops.

Innovative sustainable cooling solutions for Asia and the Pacific Region
Monday, 14 June 2021

Session 1: Understanding the relevance of innovative cooling technologies for sustainable cooling in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Loretta Kathleen Foran, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Sneha Sachar, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE)
  • Jiten Ghelani, CEO of Promethean Power
  • Moderator: Ms. Laila Kanji UK Government

Session 2: Innovative approaches to market-building and business models; Sustainable cooling models and regional cooperation

  • S P. Garnaik, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)
  • Daniela Schmidt, ADB
  • Bo Shen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy)
  • Moderator: Ms. Clotilde Rossi di Schio SEforALL

The relevance of energy efficiency for Asia and the Pacific Region
Friday, 18 June 2021

Session 1: Understanding the relevance and financing of energy efficiency in buildings and industry

  • Green Bonds for Financing Green Buildings in ASEAN, Dina Azhgaliyeva, Research fellow, ADBI
  • ASEAN Energy Efficiency Low Carbon Energy Programme (LCEP), William Hudson, Carbon Trust - Head of South East Asia
  • Meaningful Youth Engagement (MYE) for Energy Efficiency, Swithun Rumble, Youth Project Designer/Consultant, ADB
  • Moderator: Clotilde Rossi di Schio, SEforALL

Session 2: Three Percent Club, international partnerships and governments to set ambitious goals in energy efficiency to achieve SDG7

  • Mr. Sardar Mohazzam (Managing DirectorNational Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA), Ministry of Energy, Pakistan)
  • Green building rating program in Singapore, Ms. Yvonne Soh, Executive Director, Singapore Green Building Council
  • Viet Nam’s overview of energy efficiency, current energy consumption, and energy-saving potential for industry, Mr. Hoang Van Tam, Deputy Head,
  • Climate Change and Green Growth Office, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam
  • Moderator: Linda Arthur, ADBI