“The Third Asian Energy Conference: Diversity in Urban Energy Transitions in Asia: Trajectories, Governance and Policy Innovations” (3rd July 2019)
“The Third Asian Energy Conference: Diversity in Urban Energy Transitions in Asia: Trajectories, Governance and Policy Innovations” was successfully held on 3rd July 2019. The Conference aimed to provide a forum for academics, businesses, industrial practitioners, NGOs, other stakeholders and public to share views on the social inputs, governance and policy innovation of sustainable energy transitions from an Asian Pacific perspectives. The Conference featured four sessions: (1) Socially Enabled Urban Energy Transition; (2) Interdisciplinary Approaches for Energy Policy Innovations; (3) Governance Innovation for Low-carbon China; and (4) Just and Social Perspective of Energy Transitions.
Dr. Byrne from the Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment and University of Delaware was invited as keynote speaker. The Conference involved speakers, moderators and participants from Europe (e.g. France and Sweden), North America (e.g. US) and various parts of Asia (e.g. Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan). 94 participants in total from academics, businesses, industrial practitioners, NGOs, other stakeholders and public participated in the Conference. The Conference was co-organised with the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Center of Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics at Sciences Po, and Graduate School of Energy Science at Kyoto University. It was sponsored by Hong Kong Baptist University, the Faculty of Social Sciences at Hong Kong Baptist University, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, and The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.
Dr. Byrne from Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment and University of Delaware presents his keynote speech “New energy for new cities: Challenges and solutions to building sustainable cities”
Participants from academics, businesses, industrial practitioners, NGOs, other stakeholder groups and public participate in the Conference
Prof. Adrian J. Bailey, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU, gives an opening remarks
Dr. Daphne Mah, Director of Asian Energy Studies Centre, HKBU, and Dr. Alice Siu, Associate Director of Center of Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University, present together during the Conference
Dr. Shinya Wakao, Professor at College of the Mainland, and Dr. Benjamin McLellan, Associate Professor of Graduate School of Energy Science at Kyoto University, talk to each other during tea break
Dr. Kevin Lo, Associate Director of David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI), HKBU, answers a question from the floor during the afternoon panel session
Series of Research Meetings (2nd and 4th July 2019)
Speakers, panel moderators and other invited participants gathered for the Pre-conference and Post-conference Internal Research Meetings on 2nd and 4th July to discuss details of current projects, areas of collaboration and develop potential research plans.