Japan Sub-chapter Event "Will Net-Zero Commitments Survive the Current Energy Crisis in Southeast Asia?"

Japan Sub-chapter of the Asia Chapter Event "Will Net-Zero Commitments Survive the Current Energy Crisis in Southeast Asia?"

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2023

King & Spalding  |  Shin Marunouchi Building, 12th Floor, Tokyo, Japan

Glen Sweetnam, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Center 
Ario Jati, Senior Researcher, Indonesia, Asia Pacific Energy Research Center
Thanan Marukatat, Research Fellow, Thailand, Asia Pacific Energy Research Center
Moderator: Michael Arruda, Senior Counsel, King & Spalding, Tokyo

At the Glasgow COP26 meeting in late 2021, the leaders of many Southeast and Northeast Asian economies made ambitious decarbonization commitments.  But Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought energy security and affordability to the fore and made the energy transition more difficult and less certain, especially for countries that rely heavily on oil, gas, and coal imports.  In addition, rising interest rates and supply chain issues have made capital intensive renewable and nuclear projects less attractive, especially in the developing economies of SE Asia.  

In our Japan Sub-chapter of the Asia Chapter's first in-person event since the post-Covid reopening, representatives from APERC will deliver an interactive overview of the current outlook for energy policies and markets in South East Asia and what role Japanese companies could play to support developing counties as they balance the competing demands of energy affordability, security, and sustainability. This presentation will be based on APERC’s 2022 APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook.  Our expert panel will discuss:

  • Energy outlook for SE Asian economies prior to current energy crisis
  • Effects of the current energy crisis on SE Asian economies
  • Increased oil, gas, and coal import bills
  • Demand and supply responses to higher prices
  • Recent and likely future responses to high oil, gas, and coal prices with a focus on Indonesia and Thailand
  • Potential opportunities for Japanese companies with strong technical, engineering, and financial capabilities

A networking reception will follow the presentation. Registration is complimentary for members and non-members but limited to the first 40 registrants. Please register at the link on the right by Monday, March 13.

Special thanks to event-sponsors: