Joint ESI-ISAS Workshop - South Asia’s Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Energy Transitions

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On 27 November 2017, the Energy Studies Institute (ESI) and Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) jointly organized a one-day Workshop titled South Asia’s Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Energy Transitions. This event in Singapore brought together a diverse group of participants from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Singapore, who are affiliated with policy think tanks, universities, International and non-governmental organisations, and the private sector.

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Following the Opening Remarks by Professor Ang Beng Wah, Executive Director at ESI, Professor Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman of the Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance, delivered the Keynote Address titled, “Regional Integration through Energy Connectivity: The Low Hanging Fruit for South Asia” where he shared his thoughts on the role of energy as a vehicle of peace in the region. 

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In the subsequent workshop panel sessions, participants discussed issues on transition from fossil fuels to renewables, the political economy of energy, climate change and low carbon economy, as well as drivers and limitations of electrification in South Asia. 

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Dr. Amitendu Palit (ISAS Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead - Trade & Economics and Dr. Christopher Len (ESI Senior Research Fellow) served as co-convenors for the workshop.

Four researchers from ESI took part in the event as session chairs, and discussants: Professor Anthony D. Owen, Principal Fellow and Head of Energy Economics Division (Panel Chair); Dr. Christopher Len, Senior Research Fellow (Co-convener, Panel Chair and Presenter); Dr. Liu Yang, Senior Research Fellow (Panel Chair and Discussant); and Mr. Hari MP, Research Associate (Discussant).

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(Posted on 29 November 2017)