JThe Road to a Sustainable Energy Future: Exploring current policies and future developments in Japan, Asia and beyond
The Road to a Sustainable Energy Future: Exploring current policies and future developments in Japan, Asia and beyond



The Pacific and Indian Oceans – the seas that historically nurtured various civilisations and which serve as vital areas for commercial transactions via important sea lanes – are connected by the most populous continent in the world: Asia. The region has long been recognized as the epicentre of global growth, and the area is increasingly attracting attention of political observers world-wide as an area of the globe which can shape the international geopolitical landscape of this century.


- SESSION 14 -

The Road to a Sustainable Energy Future

July 26th, 2023

Stable, reliable and accessible energy—a reality that touches every facet of business and our daily lives. However, despite the importance of energy to the world at large, growing geopolitical tensions has made it harder for economies, especially fast-growing ones like in Asia, to pursue their sustainable energy needs. Japan and the wider Asia region are no exception to this.

As one of the region’s leading economies and energy consumers, Japan has been active in developing energy policy both domestically and for the region as a whole. Japan has announced an ambitious zero emission by 2050 target domestically. It has, at the same time, launched comprehensive initiatives like the Asia Energy Transition Initiative (AETI) and Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC), with the realization that there is no one “best solution” for such a diverse and dynamic region. As Asia and the Indo-Pacific make up such a vital part of the global economy, success of cooperation, policies and developments is a must for global prosperity.

While much of Asia’s strength lies in its diversity, questions remain about how countries can work together to promote energy security and a more sustainable future, especially considering the challenges posed by the current crisis in Ukraine. How effectively is Japan assisting countries in the region in terms of energy security, technology and financial support? Moreover, how does Japan and its partners realize economic growth while aiming for a more sustainable future? To help us analyze these questions, we have assembled a team of experts to provide in-depth analysis about this crucial global issue.

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Our panel will be moderated by Sherri Goodman (Senior Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Polar Institute, and Secretary General of the International Military Council on Climate & Security) and we will be joined by Dr. David C. Broadstock (Senior Research Fellow & Head, Energy Economics Division, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore), Dr. Siti Indati Mustapa (Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation), UNITEN Business School and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Energy Policy and Research Universiti Tenaga Nasional (The Energy University)), Tatsuya Terazawa (Chairman and CEO of The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan), and Dr. Jeffery Wilson (Director of Research and Economics, Australian Industry Group).

This 75-minute live webinar will include commentary, debate as well as live Q&A from the audience. We hope that you can join us for what is sure to be a lively and insightful discussion about energy policy, developments and security in Japan, Asia and beyond.

Disclaimer:All comments, opinions and statements made by panelists and/or moderators appearing on the Asia Undercurrent series are their own and do not reflect the official policies nor positions of the Government of Japan and/or related entities.
Live Streaming

Wednesday July 26, 8:00AM [US-EST]

Washington D.C.:8:00AM / Singapore:8:00PM
Tokyo:9:00PM / Sydney:10:00PM
Free of charge


Registration Closed


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Nikkei Inc. The Government of Japan

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