Workshop on Meeting Environmental Objectives: Role of Energy Pricing Reforms

22 Jun - 24 Jun 2020; Online

The CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) will deliver an online workshop on “Meeting Environmental Objectives Through Energy Sector Reforms in Asia and the Pacific: Role of Energy Pricing Reforms and Emissions Reduction,” targeting senior government officials and leading experts from across Asian sub-regions, including CAREC. The virtual workshop is organized around six webinar sessions from 22 to 24 June 2020. The workshop aims to analyze energy pricing reforms and their short- and long-term costs and benefits.
Energy prices are usually controlled or subsidized in developing Asian economies to reduce energy costs to low-income consumers and firms. However, the growing need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to address climate change impacts is prompting calls by international organizations such as the Asian Development Bank for energy pricing reforms. Energy pricing reforms have emerged as one of the most important policy challenges for developing Asia towards environmental protection and management.
Therefore, leading energy experts and senior government officials will engage in policy dialogue to explore innovative reform schemes in reducing government expenditure on energy subsidies while sharing knowledge and best practices. Also, they will discuss feasible policy options for investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements.

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