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Sixth Asia Clean Energy Forum 2011

Sixth Asian Clean Energy Forum - Day One

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Opening Plenary for the Sixth Asian Clean Energy Forum

The Sixth Asia Clean Energy Forum 2011, themed “New Business Models and Policy Drivers - Building the Low-Carbon Future,” co-organized by Asian Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Resources Institute (WRI), opened on 22 June, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. Over 600 participants including representatives from governments, financial institutions, civil society, academia, and international organizations, and the private sector, gathered in plenary, eight breakout sessions, and a parallel side event to discuss innovative and creative methods to encourage to large-scale clean energy development and deployment.


Opening Plenary

Haruhiko Karoda, President, Asian Development Bank
Robert Orr, US Executive Director, Asian Development Bank
Gil-Hong Kim, Asian Development Bank

Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, via video link
Mohammed El-Ashry, UN Foundation, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
John Byrne, University of Delaware

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Breakout session on Towards Sustainable Energy for All: Bart Édes, ADB, Mohamed El-Ashry, REN21 and UN Foundation, Edwin Khew, IUT Global and SEAS, Rajan Velumail, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Edita Bueno, National Electrification Administration, Philippines, Johane Meagher, Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (e8)

Breakout session on Approaches to Deal Facilitation and Technology Development for Clean Energy Projects: Preeti Malhotra, Alstom Power, Jun Tian, ADB, Irman Boyle, USAID ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program, Hong Miao, USAID ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program, Lee Jia Jing, EU-Malaysia Biomass Sustainable Production Initiative
Breakout session on Voluntary, Market-Based Approaches to Drive Exemplary Building Energy Performance: Rana Yusuf, Green Building Indonesia, Jennivine Kwan, US Green Buildings Council, Donald Anderson, ICF International, Orestes Anastasia, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, Malcom E. Verdict, Texas A&M University

Breakout session on Using Public Investment to Leverage Private Capital: Steven Gray, Climate Change Capital, Isabelle Vincent, French Development Agency (AFD), Satoshi Fukushima, ADB, Len George, ADB, Christianne Carin, Elk Partners LLC, Eugene Yun, Eos Investment Partners

Breakout session on Financing Sustainable Energy for All: Martin Jensen, ADB, Russell deLucia, S3IDF, Matthew Kuzio, Xac Bank, Marion Verles, Nexus Fund, Saurabh Lall, WRI

Breakout session on Clean Energy Investment Strategies and Products: Jin Yi, Keytone Ventures, Philip Erquiaga, ADB, Brandon Courban, Low CarbonSInvestors, Jane Brett, ADB
Breakout session on Business Models for Renewable Energy: Aiming Zhou, ADB , Gil-Hong Kim, ADB , Gabinete Reyes Redentor, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines , Sridhar Samudrala, Mukund Dairy Farm , Peter Hayes, ADB , Mark Allington, International Finance Corporation (IFC) International

Tika Limbu, Asian Development Bank, speaking at the Policies to Improve Distribution System Efficiency and Develop Smart Grids in Asia breakout session
Mark Allington, International Finance Corporation (IFC) International
Russell deLucia, S3IDF

Around the Conference

Organizer alerting Participants that sessions are starting
Participants from Pico Sol Cambodia

Related Links
Forum resources
*Official website
*Conference schedule at a glance
*Draft agenda
*ADB and Clean Energy
*Website of the Fifth Asia Clean Energy Forum from 2010

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*IISD RS Summary Report of GFSE-2 - “Energy Technologies: Cooperation for Rural Development,” 28-30 November 2001, Laxenburg, Austria (HTML - PDF - TEXT)
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