Chihiro Aita
Energy and Environmental Affairs

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Policies to Strengthen Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Energy Near the Hill

Event Details
Virtual Event

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 9:00–10:15 a.m. ET

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9:00 a.m. | WELCOME

Alison Szalwinski, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Distinguished Speaker, United States Congress (TBD)


Ashley Johnson, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Astha Gupta, Consultant to the International Energy Agency
Priyantha Wijayatunga, Asian Development Bank
Hiroyuki Suzuki, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Additional speakers to be announced.

Kindly note that this event is on-the-record.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, NBR will host a public panel discussion on “Policies to Strengthen Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.”

Over the course of 2021, NBR worked with numerous partners across the Indo-Pacific to identify areas to strengthen existing cooperation or build new partnerships to achieve goals for energy and climate security. Issues ranged from considering the role for natural gas and other fuels in energy transitions; building resilient and reliable power sectors in South and Southeast Asia, with an in-depth focus on India; and assessing how countries prepared for and are responding to the most recent United Nations climate conference (COP26).

Alongside these programs, countries across the Indo-Pacific were experiencing or preparing for leadership transitions; mitigating the ongoing pandemic and impact from natural disasters; and devising strategies to achieve net-zero emissions with economic growth. These have all raised important questions of how countries can both individually and collectively achieve targets for economic, energy, and climate security.

Within this context, this event will examine perspectives from the United States and across Asia on key developments and milestones that took place this past year and highlight priority areas for cooperation in 2022. The event will also mark the launch of NBR’s seventeenth annual Energy Security Program report, “India’s Energy Future: Designing and Implementing a Sustainable Power Mix.”