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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Event Discussing Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region
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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Event Discussing Energy and Climate Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Washington, D.C. — Asia-Pacific nations account for close to two-thirds of global energy demand and a similar share of greenhouse gas emissions. Their share of both is slated to grow steeply in the next two decades, and unless they work together, there can be no solution to mitigate the impacts of climate change—including flooding, sea-level rise, and hurricanes—that are already hitting the region hard. On Monday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. ET, the Center for American Progress will host an event to discuss energy and climate cooperation within the Asia-Pacific region.

The first panel discussion will explore the growing strategic significance of Southeast Asia and its intersection with energy and climate challenges, as well as identify key areas for enhanced cooperation. The second panel will focus on how ensuring secure, affordable, and environmentally responsible access to energy supplies is a prerequisite for economic growth and prosperity. The panel will discuss current energy challenges in Japan and the broader Asian region, as well as opportunities for the United States and Japan to partner together and with other nations to put the region on a path toward a secure and sustainable energy future.


Welcoming remarks
Carol M. Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Panel 1:
Building Climate Resilience Partnerships with Southeast Asia
Amb. David Carden, Partner, Jones Day; former Ambassador to ASEAN
Jesus “Gary” Domingo, Assistant Secretary, United Nations and International Organizations Office, Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs
Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington
Lt. Gen. Noboru Yamaguchi, retired; professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
Pete Ogden, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Panel 2:
Asia’s Changing Energy Landscape and Opportunities for U.S.-Japan Cooperation
S. Julio Friedmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy
Shoichi Itoh, Manager and Senior Analyst, Strategy Research Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Jake Levine, Director for Strategy and Chief of Staff, Opower
Ryan Shaffer, Associate Director of Programs, Mansfield Foundation
Danielle Baussan, Managing Director of Energy Policy, Center for American Progress


January 26, 2015
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:45 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005
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