On July 18, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) hosted a Clean EDGE Asia Workshop, “Climate and Energy Security: Intersections in Developing Asia”, in Washington, D.C. As part of NBR’s cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR), the workshop brought together 30 attendees including two Clean EDGE Asia Fellows, U.S. officials, South and Southeast Asian stakeholders, academic experts, and industry representatives.
Featured speakers included ENR’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Anna Shpitsberg, 2022-23 Clean EDGE Asia Fellows Tuyen Duc Nguyen and Thi Ngoan Nghiem, Rahul Tongia from the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, Ashley Johnson from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of International Affairs, Le Nguyen from the US-ASEAN Business Council, and NBR’s Mikkal Herberg and Clara Gillispie.
Panel discussions covered South and Southeast Asia’s plans for developing hydrogen supply chains, increasing renewable energy capacity within the regional power mix, and potential for international cooperation to grapple with the energy crisis following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Additional participants included representatives from Cutler International LLC, DGA-Albright Stonebridge Group, Office of Governor Jay Inslee, Gas Vista LLC, Center for Climate and Foreign Policy in Germany, and The National Journal. NBR and ENR were very proud to feature two Clean EDGE Asia Fellows as panelists from Vietnam; their research and insights helped inform the impactful discussion and ensured the workshop was a success.