The Royal Norwegian Embassy in cooperation with the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Thai Ministry of Energy, Multiconsult ASA, Norway Connect and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce is organising the Norway-ASEAN Green Energy Partnership Seminar 2018 on Thursday 29 November 2018 at a central location in Bangkok (TBC).
Purpose of the Seminar
Norway wishes to contribute positively to the Thai energy sector through awareness in Thailand and ASEAN of Norwegian technology and expertise, particularly in the renewable energy sector. The seminar follows Norwegian initiatives in 2016 and 2017 and targets Thai and ASEAN decision makers, the ASEAN and Norwegian energy related business sector, academics, researchers and media.
Format of the seminar
The seminar will discuss the prospects for a more climate-friendly energy supply securing sustainable growth in the region for the future. We invite initiators that can talk about Thailand as a case study, both given Thailand’s key role as an economic driver in the region, but also with reference to Thailand’s challenges. Thai regional industrial development policies such as Thailand 4.0 and the ongoing massive investments in Eastern Economic Corridor will be touched upon, necessitating a sound energy policy for Thailand as a regional economy. The discussions will have a backdrop against the global energy challenges, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The second part of the seminar will focus on ASEAN’s policy development for energy cooperation and a more climate-friendly energy consumption in the region. This part will also discuss how the energy market should be seen in a regional context, and enter into discussions on how energy efficiency and energy security can be safeguarded by effective regional cooperation, supported by all relevant stakeholders, know-how and technology. The latter part will focus on how Norway can play a supporting role on green energy solutions in ASEAN. Examples will be given by both Norwegian and regional technical experts and Norwegian businesses. Issues that could be discussed are national and regional grids and other infrastructure technology, the possibility of a regional energy market, renewable energy solutions and upscaling, as well as the comparatively advantages LNG can play for energy safety and the environment in the region’s energy mix.
For further information, please contact Khun Paranee Jansawak by e-mail Paranee.Jansawake@mfa.no