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Asia Clean Energy Forum 2021: Accelerating the Low-carbon Transition in Asia and the Pacific

This year marked Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 16th year of building connections and fostering collaborations in clean energy through the annual ACEF event.

The ADB and its partners designed ACEF 2021 to support the global efforts to fast-track clean energy transition within the context of the UN’s sustainable development goals. To stay on track despite the impacts of COVID-19, and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon energy regime require concerted efforts and harmonized actions.

The theme of ACEF 2021 was Accelerating the Low-Carbon Transition in Asia and the Pacific. The forum was organized around three main pillars:

(a) technology roadmaps to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs);
(b) rebounding from COVID-19 and prospects for a green recovery; and
(c) consultations to make the ADB Energy Policy more relevant.

As ACEF 2021 focused on the challenges and pathways to speed-up the low-carbon transition in the region, this years’ event served as an important platform for dialogue leading up to this year's COP26 summit on uniting the world to tackle climate change.

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