SIEW Theme 2023: Energy Transition Towards A Net Zero World
The uncertain economic outlook, high energy prices, growing energy demand and rising emissions continue to pose challenges to global efforts towards a net zero future. A paradigm shift is needed to sustain the energy transition and galvanise international efforts to respond to the challenges of our time. Our energy systems must continue to evolve and remain adaptable. Technological innovation and investments will be crucial to support the development of regional interconnectivity and the electrification of end-users, while infrastructure and the resiliency of supply chains must be strengthened to unlock the full potential of low-carbon alternatives such as hydrogen to manage energy demand in the longer-term.
In the lead up to COP 28, the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2023 provides a platform for international energy leaders to discuss pertinent issues in the Energy Transition Towards A Net Zero World. How can Asia strengthen pathways towards a net zero energy future while ensuring security and resiliency? Where are the financing and investment gaps that must be addressed to scale the bankability of renewable and low-carbon technologies such as hydrogen? What policies can governments and industries put in place to better deploy technologies to decarbonise and accelerate electrification? How can governments, multilateral institutions and industry leaders work together to support the energy transition for a net zero future?