At COP26 in Glasgow, countries including China, India, Indonesia, Australia and Thailand committed to a transition to clean power aimed at meeting the target of net-zero emissions by mid-century. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, 85% of energy used in the Asia-Pacific comes from fossil fuels. Immediate action to reduce this is required. The public and private sectors will need to do much to accelerate the move to renewable sources if the region is to meet targets, cut emissions and keep communities healthy.
The transition will not only change the way we live, but also how industries operate, from the energy sector to manufacturing and financial services. What does this mean for energy companies, consumers and investors in the region? How do emissions targets translate into tangible roadmaps for organisations to follow? Will countries in other regions follow suit? And what measures are needed to ensure the energy transition is fair?
The second annual Future of Energy Week will take place in person in Singapore and be livestreamed to an online audience of more than 4,000 policymakers, business leaders, scientific experts and representatives of multilateral institutions. Economist Impact will bring together these experts to discuss the status and effects of the energy transition in the Asia-Pacific, along with the region’s role in defining the pace and scale of this global transformation.
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