Climate Action Forum during IGEM2020

The Dialogue on Clean Energy Potential for Southeast Asia – A Civil Society Perspective organised by CANSEA. Featuring our members from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam, and India, it will be held on Friday 23 October at 2.00-4.00pm Malaysian time (06:00-0800 GMT). This event is part of the ongoing IGEM2020.

For this event, our colleagues in the Malaysian Climate Change Group (or CAN Malaysia) have also organised 13 climate-related events ranging from NDCs to Nature-based Solutions. I attach the list for your information.

Friday, 23 October 2020 – 14:00-16:00 Malaysian time (GMT+8)

The International Energy Agency states that overall energy demand in Southeast Asia since 2000 has grown by more than 80%. With energy demand increasing further, the trend of rising emissions from fossil fuels, especially coal, will continue unless counter measures are taken.

In this Dialogue, CAN members focus on Southeast Asia’s clean energy potential. They present practical counter measures on reducing carbon in the energy supply chain and transitioning to renewable energy.

  • India’s Transition to Renewable Energy; Lessons for Southeast Asia
    • Srinivas Krishnaswamy, CEO, Vasudha Foundation
  • Reducing Carbon in the Malaysian Energy Supply Chain
    • Gurmit Singh, Chairman, Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia
  • Reducing Carbon in the Indonesian Energy Supply Chain with Energy Efficiency and by Lowering Consumption
    • Dicky Edwin Hindarto, Chair, Board of Directors, Yayasan Mitra Hijau (YMH – Green Partner Foundation)
  • Speeding up Low Carbon Energy Transition via Distributed Renewable Energy
    • Rei Panaligan, President, Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)
  • Reducing Carbon Emissions in Vietnam’s Electricity Sector with 1 Million Solar Rooftops
    • Nguy Thi Khanh, Executive Director, Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) or representative
  • Moderator:
    • Nithi Nesadurai, President, Environmental Protection Society Malaysia and Regional Coordinator, Climate Action Network Southeast Asia – CANSEA


IGEM 2020
International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) has established itself as South East Asia’s largest trade event for green technologies and eco solutions. IGEM is an ideal platform for solution providers and green energy businesses to tap into the fast expanding ASEAN market by showcasing the latest innovations to policy makers, government organisations, investors and the mass markets the IGEM brand. Over the years, IGEM has successfully generated over RM30 billion in business leads since its initiation in 2010. To date, IGEM has attracted attendance of over 490,000 visitors including delegates, dignitaries and companies from over 60 countries.

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