Trust Executive Ashden
Asia is considered to be one of the most threatened and vulnerable regions to the impacts of climate change, is possibly the least prepared and least able to cope compared to OECD countries. Yet, the amount of coal plants and fossil fuel infrastructure planned in the region is alarmingly high. This is in direct contrast to the fact that Asia is also the home of the most exciting technological innovation in clean energy. This is an action-oriented workshop to engage participants in the planning of strategies and activities that address climate change and accelerate the uptake of clean energy in the region. The workshop will start with the presentation of two-three initiatives and then will divide the room into small working groups to answer the following questions:
- How can philanthropy and investors work closely together to unlock financing for climate change solutions? Are there specific opportunities for philanthropy to de-risk investments at an early stage in order to facilitate outcomes?
- What type of public-private partnerships can be fostered and advanced via AVPN and other partner networks in order to accelerate the pace and scale of climate action in Asia? In which sectors? Who can lead these types of partnerships?
- What’s the role of asset managers to enable investors to reduce investors’ exposure to climate change related financial risk (including stranded assets) and increase investment opportunities in clean energy
- How can AVPN mobilize its membership base to be a stronger and powerful voice for climate action? What type of activities and collective action should the network be undertaking with support from the membership? What kind of knowledge, tools, capacity are needed in order to make this work?
Co-Founder & Chairperson, B Lab Taiwan B Corp Asia
Head of International Programs ClimateWorks Australia
Chairman and CEO Sindicatum Renewable Energy Company Pte. Ltd.
Director Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC)
Head Global Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Fund