KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Bernama) — The inaugural Energy Asia 2023, to be held next month and hosted by Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), will discuss how Asia can accelerate low carbon pathways and unleash new potentials for the region’s energy sector.
Themed Charting Pathways for a Sustainable Asia, the three-day conference beginning June 26 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre here, is set to attract over 2,000 delegates from around the world.
This includes leaders from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), International Renewable Energy Agency, International Association of Oil and Gas Producers, as well as a diverse range of senior officials and industry leaders across multiple industries and countries.
“Energy Asia comes at a critical time for Asia’s energy future. Asia accounts for half of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, and its successful transition to net zero can be an impetus for the world to reach net zero.
“While emissions will need drastic reduction, the region’s energy system transformation will need to be holistic, responsible, and carefully planned which we hope to achieve at Energy Asia,” Petronas president/group chief executive officer and chairman of Energy Asia Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik said in a statement.
He added that balancing the need for the energy transition is even more critical in emerging markets to ensure equitable progress is achieved where no one is left behind.
This can be supported through effective policies and accessible financing, while recognising the challenges and opportunities faced by each sovereign nation as it contends with its national interests. Asia needs to act collectively to find a common driver that each country can connect to and push towards a net-zero carbon future.
The conference will be officially opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and will feature other government representatives, including Minister of Economy Rafizi Ramli and Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.
Apart from the conference and Innovation Agora, there will be a showcase of the latest technology and solutions from the energy and renewable sector.
Registration for delegates is now open at https://www.officialenergyasia.com/delegate/#register_now_as_delegate.
Source from BERNAMA.