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Climate Group Asia Action Summit

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For the first time, we’re bringing our action summit series to Asia as part of our global roadmap to Climate Week NYC. ​


The forum will explore energy decarbonisation strategies in the region, looking at the promising progress that’s being made, and the common barriers that still need to be overcome before clean energy transition goals can be met.​

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Welcoming Address   

09.00 – 09.05 (5 mins)  

  • Sam Kimmins, Director of Energy, Climate Group 

Pure business sense 

9.05 – 10.05 (60 mins) 

A series of quickfire case study presentations showcasing corporates from across Asia as they make the business case for integrating renewables into their operations. They’ll be showing us what this looks like in real terms, what the costs and challenges involved were and how this is affecting their bottom line, both current and projected.  

The green hydrogen solution  

10.05 – 10.55 (50 mins)  

This panel discussion will focus on green hydrogen development progress from key regions we work in. We’ll be looking at the different standards for green hydrogen applications, what can be done to accelerate rollout while also working to address misconceptions and ‘silver bullet’ thinking around which areas this important transition fuel can be effectively deployed. 

Networking break 

10.55 – 11.30 (35 mins)  

Innovation equals acceleration 

11.30 – 12.10 (40 mins) 

This panel discussion will explore the integration of innovative energy efficiency technologies into the low carbon energy transition across SE Asia. We’ll hear from the organisations that are leading the way and ask what more needs to be done to ensure this becomes a policy priority for business and government. 

India G20 presidency in focus 

12.10 – 13:00 (50 mins) 

In this session we’ll be looking at what India’s G20 presidency means for energy transition across the region. We’ll be digging down into major energy related policies being pursued by the G20 presidency, hearing from those that are helping shape the agenda and looking ahead to what we can expect from the G20 in September.  


  • Dr Arunabha Ghosh, CEO, Council of Energy Environment & Water  

  • Roshni Sen, Principal Secretary, Environment, Government of West Bengal  

  • Sam Kimmins, Director of Energy, Climate Group 

  • Divya Sharma, Executive Director, India, Climate Group 

  • Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited  

  • Sumi Dhanarajan, Managing Director, South-East Asia, Forum for the Future  

  • Sharan Burrow, Former General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation  

  • Rahul Kitchlu, Climate Change Group, World Bank 

  • Mathsy Kutty, APAC Leader, Amazon, The Climate Pledge 

  • Sophia Cheng, Chief Investment Officer, Cathay Holdings