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Governance for Sustainable Energy Transitions: Perspectives of the Asian-Pacific Region

Updated: Mar 18, 2022


Date and Time: 17 Jul 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Venue: Mrs. Padma Harilela Lecture Theatre (Room 104), Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University, 55 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong







 

Aims of this Conference

The urgency of the transition to a more sustainable energy future has been heightened by increasing concerns over climate impacts, energy security, and post-Fukushima nuclear risks. A large number of major energy transition plans have emerged at regional, national, and city levels, with various pathways and in different contexts. The Asian-Pacific region has played and will continue to play a pivotal role in global climate change impacts and responses. This conference aims to:

  • To provide a forum for academics and other stakeholders to share new governance practices of sustainable energy transitions from Asian perspectives;

  • To shed light on the ways the Asian-Pacific countries differ in their energy transition; and

  • To contribute to a better understanding of governance issues and challenges underpinning energy transitions, as well as opportunities of realising rapid transitions in this region and the global relevance.

 

Videos and Presentations

These presentations and videos have been uploaded under the permission of respective speakers at the Conference on “Governance for Sustainable Energy Transitions: The Perspectives of the Asian-Pacific Region” on 17 July 2017. Please feel free to download or view for your personal use.


Disclaimer: The views expressed in these presentations or videos are solely of the authors, and they do not necessarily reflect the position of the Asian Energy Studies Centre on the discussed issues and topics. None of the parts in any of these Presentatiosn or Videos may be cited or quoted without the permission of the original presenter(s). Should you have any questions, please contact us at aesc@hkbu.edu.hk.

 

Opening Remarks

Atara Sivan

Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences; Head and Professor, Department of Education Studies

Hong Kong Baptist University




 

Keynote Speeches


Growth Beyond Numbers: Green Economic Transition and Decarbonization of Energy System in China


Qi Ye Cheung Kong Professor of Environmental Policy and Management School of Public Policy and management;

Volkswagen Professor of Sustainability Tsinghua University

Director and Senior Fellow Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy


Urbanization, Energy Access and Justice: A Comparative Perspective


Vanesa Castan Broto

Senior Lecturer

Barlett Development Planning Unit

University College London





 

Session 1: Energy Transitions and Public Engagement: Cases in Nuclear Governance



Opening of Session 1: Energy Transitions and Public Engagement: Cases in Nuclear Governance


Prof. Richard Balme

Professor, Paris School of International Affairs

Scientific Director, Master in International Public Management; Senior Fellow, Centre for European Studies Sciences Po



Citizen Engagement in Nuclear Governance: A Case Study of Local Information Commissions (CLIs) in France

Daphne Mah

Director, Asian Energy Studies Centre

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Hong Kong Baptist University




Commission Locale d’Information (CLI) in France and Implications for Japan

Hideaki Shiroyama

Professor of Public Administration, Policy Alternatives Research Institute

The Graduate Schools of Public Policy and for Law and Politics

The University of Tokyo




Anti-Inland Nuclear Power Plant Stakeholders as Strategic Deliberators: A Case Study on Jiangxi Pengze Project and Wang Jiang Si Lao

Deng Lifeng

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Design

Sun Yat-sen University




Morning Panel Session

Richard Balme (Moderator)

Professor, Paris School of International Affairs

Scientific Director, Master in International Public Management

Senior Fellow, Centre for European Studies Sciences Po

 

Session 2: Energy Governance, Policy and Politics: The Chinese Experience


Carbon Emission Trading Scheme and Energy Transition: The Case of China


Akihisa Mori

Associate Professor of Global Environmental Economics

Kyoto University





The Governance of Urban Energy Transitions in China: Building-Integrated Solar Thermal Systems in Rizhao and Shenzhen


Huang Ping

Postdoctoral Fellow

Barlett Development Planning Unit

University College London




The Governance of Solar Power Industry in Eastern China


Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen

Lecturer

Department of China Studies

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University





China’s Photovoltaics Poverty Alleviation Initiative:

Can Renewable Energy Be Pro-Poor?

Kevin Lo

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Research Cluster Leader in Energy

Governance, Asian Energy Studies Centre Hong Kong Baptist University



 


Session 3: Connecting Energy and Equity in the Asian-Pacific Region


Understanding Energy Poverty in the Asia-Pacific: Insights from Hong Kong


Sara Fuller

Senior Lecturer

Department of Geography and Planning

Macquarie University




Equity and Efficacy in Renewable Energy Policy: A Case Study of Australia


Benjamin McLellan

Associate Professor

Graduate School of Energy Sciences

Kyoto University





Energy Poverty in Japan: A Multidimensional Approach


Shinchiro Okushima

Associate Professor, Department of Policy and Planning Sciences

Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering

University of Tsukuba





Energy Equity in Singapore


Melissa Low

Research Fellow

Energy Studies Institute

National University of Singapore







Afternoon Panel Session


Philip Andrews-Speed (Moderator)

Senior Principal Research Fellow (Division Head)

Energy Studies Institute

National University of Singapore




Featured Sessions and Speakers

This Conference will feature two keynote speakers, three sessions, and one panel discussion:


Keynote Speakers and Panel Discussion Moderator


Qi Ye Tsinghua University (Keynote)
Broto University College London (Keynote)
Richard Balme Sciences Po (Chair and Morning Panel Moderator)
Philip Andrews-Speed National University of Singapore (Afternoon Panel Moderator)


Session 1: Energy Transitions and Public Engagement: Cases in Nuclear Governance


Richard Balme Sciences Po (Chair and Morning Panel Moderator)
Daphne Mah Hong Kong Baptist University
Hideaki Shiroyama The University of Tokyo
Deng Lifeng Sun Yat-sen University



Session 2: Energy Governance, Policy, and Politics: The Chinese Experience


Geoffrey Chun-fung Chen Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Akihisa Mori Kyoto University
Kevin Lo Hong Kong Baptist University (Chair)
Ping Huang University College London

Session 3: Connecting Energy and Equity in the Asian-Pacific Region


Sara Fuller Macquarie University (Chair)
Benjamin McLellan Kyoto University
Melissa Low National University of Singapore
Shinchiro Okushima University of Tsukuba











 



 

Photos and Videos



Qi Ye

Cheung Kong Professor of Environmental Policy and Management

School of Public Policy and management;

Volkswagen Professor of Sustainability

Tsinghua University

Director and Senior Fellow

Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy





Philip Andrews-Speed (Moderator)

Senior Principal Research Fellow (Division Head)

Energy Studies Institute

National University of Singapore







 

Contact Us

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to email us at aesc@hkbu.edu.hk or call us at at 3411 7187.


 

Sponsors







Lead Organiser


Asian Energy Studies Centre @Hong Kong Baptist University



Co-Organisers


Department of Geography Centre for European Studies Sciences Po Barlett Development Planning Hong Kong Baptist University Unit University College London

 

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^This conference was also made possible through the university’s conference grant and Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty of Social Sciences’ Three-Way Parntership Grant (SOSC/15-16/GRFIAS-1), Hong Kong Baptist University’s conference grant (RC-CONF-16-17-01) and Hong Kong University Grant Committee’s Early Career Scheme HKBU22400614-ECS(A).

 

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