2020 Asia EDGE Workshop Series

Reshaping Visions for Energy Security in the Indo-Pacific

Beginning August 27, 2020, NBR will host a series of working group sessions on “Reshaping Visions for Energy Security in the Indo-Pacific.” These virtual sessions (via WebEx) will be based out of Washington, D.C.

The Indo-Pacific remains the epicenter of global energy demand growth, accounting for half of total global energy consumption by 2035. Finding ways to meet this demand is essential so sustaining Asia’s economic growth and development, yet booming demand is putting pressure on existing infrastructure as well as raising emissions. Additionally, already strained global markets continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This series of discussions will examine efforts rising from the United States, Japan, and others to address these policymaking, technical, financial, legal, environmental, and energy market development questions.

Thursday, August 27 | 8:00 a.m. EDT

An Energy Secure Indo-Pacific: What Does It Look Like and How Do We Get There?

This session will assess the key components that form effective strategies for achieving energy security in the Indo-Pacific and outline steps for how a diverse group of stakeholders can work together for collective benefit.

Thursday, September 3 | 8:00 a.m. EDT

Navigating Affordable, Reliable, and Sustainable Access to Electricity

This session will examine existing or new technologies, policy mechanisms, or business models that can overcome the challenges in providing universal electricity access and reduce poverty.

Thursday, September 10 | 9:00 a.m. EDT

Reforming Energy Markets During Times of Uncertainty

This session will examine how reforming energy markets across the Indo-Pacific can increase confidence for investment and mitigate risk, and mobilize the huge scale of investment needed to bridge existing gaps.

Thursday, September 17 | 9:00 a.m. EDT

What Makes for a “Good” Energy Trading Partnership?

This session will outline what makes for a “good” energy trading partnership and assess the political and economic conditions that are necessary to maximize the benefits from trade.

For more information on these invitation-only events, please contact Tom Lutken at [email protected].