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ACEF 2012
 
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Friday, 8 June 2012

The seventh Asia Clean Energy Forum convened on Friday, 8 June 2012, for a third day in Manila, the Philippines. In the morning, participants first convened for an opening plenary session on the Future of the Global Financial Architecture for Climate Change. Participants then split into four breakout sessions on: financing mechanisms for sustainable business innovations; e-vehicle for developing Asia – a case study of market transformation and technology transfer; energy efficiency in built environments; and strategies for developing and monetizing carbon credits in times of transition.

In the afternoon, four additional breakout sessions were held on: clean energy access in south Asia; scaling up geothermal power and generation in Asia; building capacity for effective policies and regulations; and strategies and business models for scaling up financing of clean energy. In the later afternoon, a closing plenary session convened on Pathway to a Low-Carbon Future.

The forum closed at 5:50 pm.

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ACEF 2012 Secretariat staff posing for a group photo after a successful conclusion of the meeting.
 
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Lakshmi Venkatacham, Vice President, ADB

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Rajat Nag, ADB

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Matt Spannagle, Australian Agency for International Development

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Mary Ann Lucille Sering, Secretary, Climate Change Commission, the Philippines

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View of the panel discussion on the global finance for climate change.

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Cliff Polycarp, World Resources Institute (WRI)

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David McCauley, ADB

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Noeroso Wahyudi, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia

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L-R: Anna Clarisse Araullo, Aiming Zhou, Thelma Gail Abiva, and Me-Ann Antonio, ADB

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L-R: ADB's Aiming Zhou, Jake Padua, and Kim Gil-Hong

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Participants from WRI and WWF

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Mary Ann Lucille Sering, Secretary, Climate Change Commission, the Philippines (center), with participants from the Philippines, WRI, and WWF.

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Thursday, 7 June 2012

The seventh Asia Clean Energy Forum convened on Thursday, 7 June 2012, for a second day in Manila, the Philippines. In the morning, participants first convened for an opening plenary session on financing sustainability and enabling profitability: public and private perspectives. Participants then split into four breakout sessions on: up-scaling micro-enterprises; carbon capture and storage; development and implementation of clean energy in the Philippines; and strategies for financing small-scale solar power plants.

In the afternoon, eight breakout sessions were held. Under the theme "energy for all", sessions were held on business solutions for promoting energy access, and on clean cooking solutions for the poor. The technology sessions heard presentations on quantum leaps in wind power, and on technology developments and application for bioenergy in Asia. Participants in the policy and regulation sessions discussed ADB’s knowledge and innovation-based support to China’s clean energy development, and then business opportunities in ADB’s energy sector. The finance and investment theme considered raising funds and matching financing with projects, and managing risk in clean energy projects.

In the evening, participants attended a reception hosted by USAID.


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Protesters from Greenpeace depicting the use of dirty coal in the Philippines.

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Andrew Revkin, the New York Times

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Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21

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Xiaoyu Zhao, ADB

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Michael Eckhart, Citigroup

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S. Chander, ADB

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Brian Castelli, Alliance to Save

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View of the round-table discussion during the morning plenary session.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The seventh Asia Clean Energy Forum 2012, themed “Accelerating low-carbon energy for all,” opened in Manila, the Philippines. In the morning participants convened for the opening plenary, and heard welcoming remarks from Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Robert Orr, US Ambassador to the ADB; introductory remarks by Bindu Lohani, ADB; as well as two keynote presentations by Zhengrong Shi, CEO, Suntech Power Holdings, and Daniel Kammen, University of California, Berkeley. During the morning session Ann Quon, ADB, also presented the ADB 2012 “My View Contest” awards, themed Renewable Energy/Energy for All.

In the afternoon, eight breakout sessions were held under the meeting’s theme. During the first set of parallel sessions, participants heard expert presentations related to: the on-the-ground paradigm of the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All; the industry dynamics, business models and potential for expanding solar energy in Asia; low-emission development strategies (LEDS) as a driver for clean energy; and accelerating the diffusion of climate technologies in the Asia-Pacific region. In the second set of parallel sessions, participants heard expert presentations on energy for all, focusing specifically on moving out of poverty through the productive use of energy services; the challenges and opportunities for smart grids and grid integration of renewable energy; emerging regional initiatives to support improved implementation of clean energy; and new approaches to project-based lending for energy efficiency projects in Asia.

In the evening, participants attended a reception hosted by the ADB.


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Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB) delivering his opening message to the forum.
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Haruhiko Kuroda, President, ADB

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Amb. Robert Orr, US Executive Director, ADB

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S. Chander, ADB

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View of the opening session of the forum.

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Zhengrong Shi, CEO, Suntech Power Holdings

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Daniel Kammen, Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

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Bindu Lohani, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB

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Daniel Kammen, Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, and Zhengrong Shi, CEO, Suntech Power Holdings, answering questions from participants.

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L-R: ENB team at ACEF 2012 with Elaine de la Rosa Limjoco, the Philippines, Asheline Appleton, Kenya, Tasha Goldberg, US, Tallash Kantai, Kenya, Catherine Benson, US, and Franz Dejon, Canada

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