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Joint ESI-ISAS Conference - Towards a Low Carbon Asia: The Challenges of Ensuring Efficient and Sustainable Energy


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On 28 November 2017, the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) and Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) co-organised a half-day conference Towards a Low Carbon Asia: The Challenges of Ensuring Efficient and Sustainable Energy. The event brought together experts from government, policy think tanks and the private sector. The speakers shared their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities Asian countries face in their low-carbon energy transition efforts, assessed the year 2017 as it was coming to an end, and provided a brief outlook of key issues for next year.

Professor Ang Beng Wah, Executive Director of ESI, delivered Welcome Remarks. Mr. Vikram Singh Mehta, Executive Chairman of Brookings India and Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution in the United States delivered the Keynote Address titled “Transitioning towards a Sustainable Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities for India”. He then participated in the dialogue session Chaired by Ambassador Gopinath Pillai, Chairman of ISAS and Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


(Photo by the organisers)


(Photo by the organisers)

The panel discussion that followed was chaired by Dr. Amitendu Palit, Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (Trade & Economic Policy) at ISAS. The panellists included Mr. Ng Wai Choong, Chief Executive of the Energy Market Authority of Singapore; Dr. S Narayan, Visiting Senior Research Fellow at ISAS; Mr. Henning Gloystein, Asia Energy Editor at Thomson Reuters; and Dr. Anthony D. Owen, Principal Fellow and Head of Energy Economics Division at ESI. Dr. Christopher Len, ESI Senior Research Fellow gave the closing remarks for the event.


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For more event details, click here: http://esi.nus.edu.sg/eventitem/2017/11/28/default-calendar/joint-esi-isas-conference-towards-a-low-carbon-asia-the-challenges-of-ensuring-efficient-and-sustainable-energy

(Posted on 30 November 2017)