Carbon Forum Asia, held in Bangkok on 24 – 25 September 2013, provided a dedicated platform for policy makers and industry practitioners to address key issues, develop business opportunities and discuss practical solutions towards securing Asia’s energy future. Population growth and rising living standards are driving energy demand, contributing to increased environmental stresses and heavy pressure to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. In Asia Pacific, governments across the region are seeking greater renewable-sourced energy contributions to ensure long-term energy security and reduce reliance on imports.
Mr Vinod Kesava, COO of TGAG, was honoured to participate in this event as one of the speakers, alongside Dr. B.M.S. Batagoda (Deputy Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Planning, Sri Lanka), Ms. Jennifer Chen (Deputy Director General, Environmental Protection Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government), Mr. Justine Sefton (Knowledge Leader, International Climate Change & Energy), Ricardo AEA) and Mr. Chanin Manopiniwas (Infrastructure Economist, World Bank Group) in a panel moderated by Mr. Edwin Aalders discussing “Working Where it Matters: Developing Tailored Approaches to Climate Action in Cities”.