Find CLASP at the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2023
“Asia is integral in accelerating the world’s transition to efficient appliances. As the global leader in manufacturing, Asian markets push the boundaries for innovation in efficiency. Asian governments constantly demonstrate leadership and ambition in appliance efficiency policy. This year as we gather in Manila, people and planet are facing some of the harshest impacts of climate change. CLASP looks forward to joining our partners at ACEF to further collaboration, communication and progress towards a more sustainable world.” – Christine Egan, CLASP CEO
From 13-16 June, CLASP team members spanning four offices will attend the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) in Manila, Philippines. As we build our teams and expand our programs across Asia, ACEF provides a unique opportunity to build new and strengthen partnerships that will spur Asian markets towards higher efficiency appliances.
CLASP’s work in Asia spans decades of deep collaboration with policymakers. Over the past year, we built teams to support programs in Indonesia and China, while doubling our presence in India. The ACEF theme this year, “Navigating Toward a Carbon-Neutral Future through Clean Energy Solutions,” highlights the opportunity for efficiency to transform the way we use energy. We will draw on our experience in policy harmonization, compliance, institutional strengthening, as well as appliance and equipment efficiency policies, to participate in a range of sessions and panels.
Find out more about our sessions and reach out if you are attending:
JUNE 13 | 2:00-3:30 PM (GMT+8)
Session 3.1: Energy Efficiency Solutions – Power, Heating and Cooling
Prasun Pandey, Senior Associate – India Program, will be presenting a session on ‘Energy Efficiency Policy Measures and its Impact on Cold Storages in India’.
JUNE 14 | 2:00-3:30 PM (GMT+8)
Spotlight Session: Enhancing Efficiency Standards and Labelling for Appliances in Asia-Pacific
CLASP is hosting a session with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Asia Clean Energy Partners (ACE Partners) on Design and Implementation of Effective MEPS for a Carbon-Neutral Future.
The session will open with Lauren Boucher, Manager – Research, presenting World’s Best MEPS – CLASP’s publication on global MEPS, trends and best practices. This will be followed by a panel discussion on MEPS in a national context, challenges and opportunities within Asia. The panel will include government representative from India, China, Indonesia, and Philippines, moderated by Bishal Thapa, Senior Director – India and including Steven Zeng, China Program Lead.
JUNE 15 | 11:00-12:30 PM (GMT+8)
Session 3.4: Enabling Conditions and Drivers for Energy Efficiency
As the co-chair of the Thematic Track 3: Energy Efficiency for the Energy Transition, Christine Egan, CEO will moderate a panel that will explore ways to accelerate energy efficiency efforts in Asia through market integration, policy interventions, civil society engagement, and investment mobilization.
Neha Dhingra, Senior Manager – India Program, will be presenting a session on ‘Establishing Regional Compliance of Labeling Program: Best Practices in Asia’.
The Asia Clean Energy Forum 2023 is hosted by Asian Development Bank, along with its co-organizers the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korea Energy Agency (KEA). This week-long event brings clean energy practitioners from across the Asia and Pacific region together to encourage dialogue, increase awareness, and create avenues for collaborations.