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Regional Preparatory Meeting for Asia and Pacific on “Science, technology and innovation for promoting renewable energy technologies for sustainable development”, 13 March 2013, Bangkok

A regional preparatory meeting on the theme “Science, technology and innovation for promoting renewable energy technologies for sustainable development”, was held on 13 March 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was organized in preparation for the 2013 Annual Ministerial Review of the UN Economic and Social Council, to be held in Geneva in July 2013, on the theme: “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals”. It was hosted by the Government of Thailand in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

The meeting brought together policy makers in the energy and sustainable development sectors from the countries in the region, representatives of local governments, multilateral institutions, key donors, civil society and the private sector, to identify trends and challenges with regards to renewable energy technologies for sustainable development in the region.

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Statements:

  • Opening statements:
    • Mr. Shun-ichi Murata, Deputy Executive Secretary, ESCAP, TBC
    • H.E. Mr. Néstor Osorio, President of the ECOSOC
    • Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UNDESA
    • Dr. Prasert Sinsukprasert, Director of Planning Division, Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency, Ministry of Energy, Thailand TBC
  • Key note address:
    • Dr. Agus Rusyana Hoetman, Senior Adviser for Energy and Advanced Material, Ministry of Research and Technology, Government of Indonesia
  • Closing Statement:
    • Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UNDESA

Presentations:

  • Session 1: Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) as an Enabler for Promoting National and Regional Renewable Energy Technology (RET) Innovation Systems
  • Session 2: Good Practices on Effective STI Policies to Promote Renewable Energy
    • Mr. Kim Changwan, Deputy Director, New and Renewable Energy Division, Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, Republic of Korea
    • Mr. Bibek Bandyopadhyay, Adviser, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
    • Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, President, and Mr. Nessar Maksud Khan, Senior Vice President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Bangladesh
  • Session 3: Regional Perspectives and Requirements on Using STI to Promote Renewable Energy
  • Session 4: Main regional messages and policy recommendations to be transmitted to the 2013 ECOSOC AMR session

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