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Sixth Asia Clean Energy Forum 2011

Sixth Asian Clean Energy Forum - Day Three

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Closing Remarks delivered by Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice President, Knowledge
Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Sixth Asia Clean Energy Forum 2011, themed “New Business Models and Policy Drivers - Building the Low-Carbon Future,” took place from 22-24 June 2011 in Manila, Philippines. The event was organized by Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Resources Institute (WRI), and aimed to promote best practices in clean energy policy and regulation, financing and investment, innovative business models, and energy access.

More than 550 participants from over 50 countries, representing governments, financial institutions, civil society, academia, international organizations, and the private sector gathered in daily plenaries, breakout sessions, and parallel side events to discuss innovative and creative methods to encourage to large-scale clean energy development and deployment.

The Forum was framed around four overarching thematic areas: policy and regulation; financing and investment; innovative business models; and energy for all. Important recurring messages of the Forum included: developing financial mechanisms to more effectively link both large and small scale project developers with private and public financiers; strengthening capacity to design and implement business models for clean and renewable energy projects; creating an enabling environment for markets; maturing the market for renewables; and addressing operational and technical dimensions of renewable energy projects to develop credible financial products.


Closing Plenary

Jennifer Morgan, WRI
Alfred Nakatsuma, USAID Indonesia

Ann Quon, ADB, Steve Sawyer, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Michael Wilshire, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Zhou Dadi, National Development and Reform Commission, China, Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros, WRI, Xianbin Yao, ADB

Ann Quon, ADB
Michael Wilshire, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Zhou Dadi, National Development and Reform Commission, China

Xianbin Yao, ADB
Athena Ronquillo-Ballesteros, WRI
Steve Sawyer, GWEC

Breakout Sessions

Clean Energy Solutions for the Poor

Rehan Kausar, ADB, Zhang Ming, China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI), Prakash Ghimre, Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), Lyndon Frearson, CAT Projects, Rimtaig Lee, Korea Wind Energy Industry Association, Fazley Rabbi, Grameen Shakti

Business Models for Sustainability
Low-Emission Development Strategies

Retno Setianingsih, USAID Indonesia, Sununtar Setboonsarng, ADB, Ellen May Zanoria, The Gold Standard Foundation, Pasha Ponomarev, Accenture
Orestes Anastasia, USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia, Ji Zou, WRI, Ashok Bhargava, ADB, Anindya Bhattacharya, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Lucille Sering, Philippine Climate Change Commission, Alice Gibson, Global CCS Institute

Experience with Tradable Energy Certification

Balawant Joshi, ABPS Infrastructure Advisory Private Limited, Aiming Zhou, ADB, Andrew Livingston, Australia, Pil-Bae Song, ADB, Anoop Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Around the Conference

Volunteer Forum organizers
Participants discussing ways they can work together

Chung Chong Serp, ADB, Rimtaig Lee, Korea Wind Energy Industry, Steve Sawyer, GWEC
Rana Yusuf, Green Building Council of Indonesia speaks with Sanjay Kumar, Eco-Asia

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*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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