SIEW Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:00 hrs
SIEW 2021 - Advancing the Energy Transition
With a heightened global momentum to tackle climate change, the energy transition presents the foremost urgent challenge for all countries. While low carbon energy sources are rapidly gaining ground, structural, policy and financing challenges remain. As countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we will need to continue to balance the trade-offs between our ambition to pursue a green recovery with energy security, reliability and affordability.
In Asia, where we expect to see a growth in energy demand, more effort will be needed to reset the balance between economic growth and energy sustainability. There is an increasing need for international collaboration to achieve the clean energy transition such as through regional grids and partnerships in research and development. How can countries in the region advance towards a low carbon energy future with increased electrification, digitalisation and innovative technologies? How can government and industries work together to create business opportunities and green jobs, support infrastructure investment, enhance energy resilience while ensuring a just and inclusive energy future for all?