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APEF3

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APEF3

 

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The third Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF3), was co-hosted with the Ministry of Energy of Royal Thai Government, at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok and online on 19 and 20 October 2023. The Third forum was organized under the theme “Building a secure, sustainable and interconnected energy future for Asia and the Pacific”

The participants of APEF3 had chance to review the progress made in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7 (Affordable and clean energy) in the Asia-Pacific region and in implementing the Ministerial Declaration on Regional Cooperation for Energy Transition towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies in Asia and the Pacific, which was adopted at the Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum, in 2018.

Participants were also invited to discuss the progress achieved through the initiatives that enhancing energy security and developing appropriate policies and strategies to attain the Sustainable Development Goals. These initiatives included the development of Goal 7 road maps for countries in the region, the implementation of the Regional Road Map on Power System Connectivity: Promoting Cross-border Electricity Connectivity for Sustainable Development and the secretariat’s work on emerging areas of the energy transition.

The Asia Pacific Energy Week was also be held at the UNCC from 16 to 20 October 2023. During the Asia Pacific Energy Week, International Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS) International Conference on 16 and 17 October together with exhibition and other side-events was held. More information can be found at 'Asia Pacific Energy Week' tab.  

More information of previous Asian and Pacific Energy Forum                        

 

   APEF1      APEF2 
                                                           APEF2013                                                                             APEF2018

 

APEF: Working toward a secure, sustainable, and interconnected energy future

Opening VDO 

19 Oct 2023
09:30
10:15
Agenda item 1: Opening of the Third Asian and Pacific Energy Forum:

Item 1 (a): Opening of the Forum

H.E. Mr. Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Royal Thai Government

Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

H.E. Mr. Sinava Souphanouvong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Lao PDR and Vice-Chair of the Second Asian and Pacific Energy Forum

Item 1 (b): Election of officers

Item 1 (c): Adoption of the agenda

10:15
10:30
Ministers and Heads of Delegation Group Photo
10:30
12:30
Agenda item 2: Policy perspectives on building a secure, sustainable, and interconnected energy future for Asia and the Pacific.

Message by Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (Video)

Message by Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, and Co-Chair of UN-Energy (Video)
 

  • High-level panels discussion on building a secure, sustainable, and interconnected energy future for Asia and the Pacific

Keynote address by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University (online)                  

 

12:30
14:30
Lunch break

 

 

14:30
17:30
Agenda item 2: Policy perspectives on building a secure, sustainable, and interconnected energy future for Asia and the Pacific. (cont.)
  • Country policy statements
Agenda item 3: Review of the work of Committee on Energy
Agenda item 4: Other matters
17:30
19:00
Welcome Reception by Royal Thai Government
20 Oct 2023
09:30
12:00
Side events
12:00
13:00
Lunch break / Side events
13:00
16:00
Agenda item 5: Adoption of the ministerial declaration of the Third Asian and Pacific Energy Forum
Agenda item 6: Adoption of the report
Closing
Oct
16
2023
Moving towards competitive markets for cross-border multilateral electricity trading: experiences in South and South-East Asia

In-person and online

Oct
16
2023
OPERA Annual Meeting
Oct
17
2023
Twelfth meeting of the Expert Working Group Meeting on Energy Connectivity

In-person and online

Oct
17
2023
Policy Dialogue on Electrification of Public Transport in the Asia-Pacific region

In-person and online

Oct
17
2023
The Port Vila Call: Demonstrating leadership and commitment to a clean energy future
Oct
17
2023
Unlocking the flow of financing to clean energy access and transition in Pacific Island Countries:
Oct
18
2023
Ninth meeting of the Expert Working Group on SDG7: The Role of Energy Efficient and Low Carbon Buildings in Realizing SDG 7 in the Asia-Pacific Region

In-person and online

Oct
18
2023
ASEAN Regional Approach in Accelerating Renewable Energy & Strengthening Supply Chain for Advancing ASEAN Power Grid
Oct
18
2023
Policy Dialogue on the Role of Natural Gas in the Energy Transition
Oct
18
2023
Policy Dialogue on the Phase Down of Coal in the Asia-Pacific region

In-person and online

Oct
18
2023
Regional Youth Forum on SDG 7
Oct
18
2023
Strengthening the capacity of selected ESCAP member states to manage natural resources in a sustainable and balanced manner
Oct
18
2023
Partnership to promote Sustainable Energy: Regions of Russia and businesses (SDG 7 is under review)
Oct
20
2023
Development of distributed generation in remote and isolated areas of Asia-Pacific region: the role of state and business
Oct
20
2023
Aligning Power System Connectivity and Sustainable Development: the Green Power Corridor Framework

In-person and online

General

The Asia Pacific Energy Week and the Asian Pacific Energy Forum to be held from 16 to 20 October 2023 at the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok (UNCC. 

The secretariat has been monitoring the situation with regard to the COVID-19 outbreak and is putting into place measures to mitigate public health risks associated with mass gatherings. The secretariat continues to receive guidance from the World Health Organization, the authorities of the host country of ESCAP and the United Nations Secretariat.

Decisions on the schedule and modality of the Forum to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants will be communicated as soon as practicable.

Credentials

Each delegation is required to submit a letter of credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authority of the respective Government or organization, at the earliest convenience prior to 15 September to [email protected]

Only delegates who appear on the credentials will be recognized in the list of participants. Originals may be sent to the Energy Division at the address below.

Energy Division 
The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Each delegate who appears in the aforementioned letter of credentials is required to register online as soon as possible at https://indico.un.org/event/1005775/ Only registration of accredited delegates will be accepted.

Members of delegations are kindly reminded to bring official identification with them, duly signed by the appropriate authorities of their respective Governments/Agencies/Organizations, and provide them to the Secretariat staff at the registration counter located on the ground floor of the UNCC along with a copy of the letter of credentials indicating their appointment to the delegation.

Registration and identification badges

Online registration and identification badge

In order to facilitate the registration process participants are REQUIRED to register online at <Indico Registration Link: https://indico.un.org/event/1005775/ well in advance to facilitate smooth coordination of the issuance of photo badges as well as the compilation of the list of participants.

Please note that prior online registration is mandatory in line with standard security procedures to facilitate security clearance and entrance to the premises. A document containing tips on completing the online registration on behalf of another participant can be accessed on the registration portal, noted above.

Participants who have registered online can obtain photo badges at the registration counter, located on the Ground Level, UNCC, from 08:00 to 11:00 and 13:00 to 15:00 hours during the Conference.

Participants who are not able to register online during the times indicated above are requested to do so upon their arrival at UNCC in order to get meeting badges issued. Please also note that only the names of duly registered participants will be included in the list of participants.

For identification and security reasons, all participants are REQUIRED to wear their meeting badges at all times while they are in the UN complex, which include meetings and social functions. Loss of a meeting badge should be immediately communicated to the registration counter or the UN security, so that the incident could be recorded, and a new badge can be issued.

Communications

Mail intended for participants during the session should be addressed as follows:
(Name of delegate)

c/o 
Mr. Hongpeng Liu
Director of Energy Division
ESCAP, United Nations Building

Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200
Thailand
E-mail: [email protected]

Meeting documents

Considering the carbon footprint involved in producing papers and printing documents, it is strongly recommended to utilize soft copies at the maximum extent. If hard copies are needed, participants are requested to bring with them their own copies of the meeting documents distributed by the ESCAP secretariat to their Governments/Agencies/Organizations prior to the session. Hard copy will only be made available upon request (print on demand service) and only one set per member State delegation.

In accordance with the UN regulations for the control and limitation of documentation, the secretariat cannot undertake to process and/or reproduce a document or a statement submitted by individual delegations, unless the Commission specifically takes a decision to that effect and approves the financial implications thereof. UNCC encourages sustainable meeting practices including the Paper-Smart Initiative. Meeting organizers are encouraged to use eco-friendly and innovative means to deliver information on their meetings including side events, instead of handing out hard copies of flyers, documents, newsletters, and/or other such materials.

 

Daily subsistence allowance

Only for applicable, secretariat will coordinate with participants directly.

Health and vaccination Health and vaccination

Upon arrival at the port of entry in Thailand, participants who are nationals of or have traveled from/through countries listed below, which have been declared Yellow Fever infected areas, must provide an International Health Certificate proving that they have received a valid Yellow Fever vaccination at the Health Control Office upon arrival before proceeding to immigration. A valid vaccination certificate means that the vaccine was administered at least 10 days prior to travel to the affected country. The International Health Certificate must also be submitted together with the visa application form.

The countries/areas listed below have been declared yellow fever infected areas (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand dated 30 November 2022):

  1. Angola
  2. Argentina
  3. Benin
  4. Bolivia
  5. Brazil
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Burundi
  8. Cameroon
  9. Central African Republic
  10. Chad
  11. Colombia
  12. Congo
  13. Republic of the Congo
  14. Cote d’Ivoire
  15. Ecuador
  16. Equatorial Guinea
  17. Ethiopia
  18. French Guiana
  19. Gabon
  20. Gambia
  21. Ghana
  22. Guinea
  23. Guinea-Bissau
  1. Guyana
  2. Kenya
  3. Liberia
  4. Mali
  5. Mauritania
  6. Niger
  7. Nigeria
  8. Panama
  9. Paraguay
  10. Peru
  11. Rwanda
  12. Sao Tome & Principe
  13. Senegal
  14. Sierra Leone
  15. Somalia
  16. Sudan
  17. Suriname
  18. Tanzania
  19. Togo
  20. Trinidad & Tobago
  21. Uganda
  22. Venezuela

Zika virus

Zika is endemic in Thailand and cases have been reported amongst tourists. All travelers are advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites while in Thailand. Given possible transmission of the disease to unborn babies, pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Thailand or talk to their doctor about the implications of traveling to Thailand during this time.

In addition to the above, Medical Services Division at UNHQs advises that pregnant UN personnel should not undertake duty travel or be relocated to countries/areas where local transmission of Zika virus is known to occur. Women who are seeking pregnancy should obtain individual advice from their medical practitioner on risk management regarding their plans to travel into a Zika-affected area. For further information, please refer to the Zika virus FAQ.

Information on other non-vaccine preventable diseases to watch out for while in Thailand can be found here: Thailand - Traveler view | Travelers' Health | CDC.

Air pollution and Health

Bangkok, like many metropolitan Asian cities in the world, is periodically affected by high levels of air pollution, with haze and high concentrations of PM2.5 particularly of concern for sensitive groups.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand advises tourists to monitor Bangkok’s air pollution and take precautions when necessary. People who have existing asthma or are particularly vulnerable to the effects of air pollution should consult their treating physician as to whether a trip to Bangkok is advisable at this time. Information on the Air pollution can be found Air4Thai website, maintained by the government of Thailand with daily information on air pollution.

Insurance and emergency medical service

Delegates are strongly encouraged to subscribe to a travel or health insurance which is valid in the Kingdom of Thailand, in order to cover any medical bills or hospitalization fees. In case of medical emergency, please call 1669. The nearest hospital to the UNCC is Bangkok Adventist (Mission) Hospital, which has English speaking medical support staff +662-282-1100.

When feeling unwell while in the UNCC: Anyone who feels unwell while already within the UNCC is advised to call any medical service staff at +66 2288 1352/1353/1761 during business hours, for further guidance. After business hours, they are advised to call the UN Medical Officer at +66 2288 1353 for further guidance. In case of a medical emergency within the UNCC, they are advised to call UN Security at +66 2288 1102/1120 for assistance in calling an ambulance.

Visa requirements Visa and entry requirements

Visa Requirements

Participants are REQUIRED to obtain an appropriate entry visa from the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General before entering Thailand, EXCEPT for those nationals listed at List of Countries entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival.

Please note that participants holding UN Laissez-Passer (UNLP) travelling on official business to Thailand are also REQUIRED to obtain an appropriate visa before entering.

To apply for an appropriate entry visa to Thailand, participants are required to contact their nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General for the most updated information regarding visa application procedures and required documents. The list of Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General can be found at https://www.thaiembassy.org.

Participants who wish to apply for a visa outside their country of residence or reside in a country where there is no Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate, should check with the meeting organizer for the location where it is possible for them to apply for a Thai visa. Please note that certain nationalities, for security reasons, are not allowed to apply for a visa except at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General which has jurisdiction over the concerned territory.

Participants who may need further assistance from ESCAP on their visa application should contact the meeting organizer, well in advance, for necessary action.

Participants who wish to apply for a visa on arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Muang International Airport should follow the below requirements:

  1. The applicant must possess a passport from the list of countries whose nationals are eligible to apply for visa on arrival (List of countries entitled for Visa on Arrival) with the validity of more than 30 days, at least one completely blank page, and be in possession of a valid return ticket with date of departure within 15 days of the date of entry.
  2. The applicant must fill out an application form, which is available at the Visa-on-Arrival counter at the airport, supply one recent passport-sized photograph and a fee of Thai Baht (THB) 2,000.
  3. QR code for online application is available at Visa On Arrival (immigration.go.th). Upon presentation of printed Transaction Reference Number, the applicant could obtain the visa at the Visa-on-Arrival counter at the airport before proceeding for immigration procedures.
  4. The applicant must provide proof of means of living expenses at the amount of THB 10,000 per person or THB 20,000 per family.

NOTE: The information provided above is accurate as of October 2022.

Entry Requirements (as of 1 March 2023)

Thai Department of Disease Control (DDC), Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) issued “Public Health Measures for Foreign Travellers Entering Thailand”, which is effective from 1 March 2023 until further notice, as per the following:

  • Proof of vaccination is No longer required.
  • Proof of health insurance is No longer required.
  • Any passenger having symptoms of COVID-19 on arrival shall be recommended to get COVID-19/RT-PCR test at arrival.

For more information, travelers can contact the DDC Hotline 1422.

Accessibility support for persons with disabilities Accessibility support for persons with disabilities

The UNCC is fully wheelchair-accessible and houses the Accessibility Centre on Level 1. For more information, please visit the Accessibility Centre’s webpages

Travel agent Travel agent

The American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX-GBT) office is located on Level 1, UNCC, and is open weekdays from 08:00 to 17:00 hours. Remote support is available on other days ([email protected])

Travel Advisory Travel Advisory

Visitors are advised to be respectful of Thai customs at all times. Please note that Thailand has laws against making negative comments about the institution of the monarchy. Such laws are strictly enforced and are applicable to spoken, written, gestures and electronic communication, including social media.

Transport to attend meetings Transport to attend meetings

Participants need to make their own transport arrangements to and from the UNCC. Metered taxis are readily available in the city and you may also book your transportation via applications such as Grab and Volt. Some hotels close to the UN building may provide complimentary transfer service on fixed schedule, to and from the UNCC, so please check with the hotel concierge.

Transport from and to Airport Transport from and to Airport

Participants need to make their own transportation arrangements from Suvarnabhumi International Airport or Don Mueang International Airport to their respective hotels. For the Airport Rail Link, an express and commuter rail connecting to Makkasan Station (MRT subway Petchaburi Station) and Phayathai Station (BTS Skytrain), passengers should go to Level B. Detailed information can be found at https://www.srtet.co.th/index.php/en/.

Electric taxis (EVsociety/VIP) are currently available at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The counter is located next to the main taxi area. The service is available 24 hours and can be pre-booked via:

Line ID: @evsociety
Phone: +66 2039 8888
Email: [email protected]
EV Society Facebook

Metered-taxi and bus services are readily available at the airport. More information is available at https://www.bangkokairportonline.com

To use the airport limousine service, participants should only contact the authorized officials at the counters located in the airport arrival zone. These officials will issue a ticket for the assignment of a limousine for transporting passengers to the desired destination, upon request. The Suvarnabhumi International Airport limousine service counters are located on Level 2 at Baggage Claim and Arrival Hall exits, channels A, B and C.

For public taxis, participants are advised to proceed to the Level 1 of the Passenger Terminal, between exit doors 4 and 7, outdoor area, where they will find automatic dispensing machines from which they can collect a queuing ticket for a public taxi. In addition to toll fees, there is a THB 50 surcharge to be added to the meter charge from the airport to the city. Please refer to the airport website noted above for details.

Souvenir shop Souvenir shop

The souvenir shop is located on Level 1 of UNCC. It is open from 09:00 to 16:00 hours, Monday through Friday. The shop can be contacted at +66 2288 1295.

Safety and Security Safety and Security

For security and safety reasons, participants are reminded NOT to leave their belongings unattended. Belongings left unattended within the UNCC may be removed to the nearest Lost and Found counter or the Security Operations Centre.

All drone unmanned aircrafts are prohibited from flying over the UNCC as per the security requirements.

All occupants of the UNCC MUST comply at all times with all lawful directions given by the officers of the United Nations Security and Safety Section. Failure to do so may lead to the participant’s removal from the UNCC.

Contact numbers:

UN Security
Security Control Centre (24/7): +66.2.2881102
UN Security Emergency Number: +66.2.2881100
Mobile +66.81.8078471

Thailand Emergency Numbers:
Police general emergency call: 191
Fire: 199
Ambulance and rescue: 1669/1554
Tourism Police: 1155

Zero Tolerance towards harassment

The United Nations has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of harassment, including sexual harassment, and will deal with such complaints promptly. Please refer to the United Nations Code of Conduct and report any incident to the Security and Safety Section either in person or by phone at +66 2288 1102.

Security protocols for UN personnel

In line with security procedures for UN staff, travel notification through the Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) is required prior to any official travel. Upon notification of travel on TRIP, UN staff members will automatically receive an updated security advice for UN visitors to Thailand. Please visit https://dss.un.org to apply for this travel notification.

In addition, the UN Department of Safety and Security requires all UN personnel, including interns and consultants, to complete the mandatory BSAFE Security Awareness Training These security certifications are required to be completed, prior to having commenced official travel.

Prayer and meditation rooms Prayer and meditation rooms

Prayer and meditation rooms are located near CR2 on Level 2, UNCC.

Postal services Postal services

Postal services are available at the United Nations branch of Thailand Post, located on the Ground Level of UNCC. It is open from 08:00 to 16:00 hours, Monday through Friday. The office can be contacted at extension 2911.

Lost and Found Lost and Found

Please contact the Security Operations Centre, either in person or by phone at +66.2.2881102.

Airline reservations Airline reservations

Many international airlines operate regular services to and from Bangkok. Participants are advised to secure their return bookings prior to their departure for Bangkok. If this is not possible, they should make firm return bookings immediately upon arrival in Bangkok. Travel services are available through the American Express Global Business Travel (AMEX-GBT) office located on Level 1, UNCC.

Library facilities Library facilities

ESCAP Library facilities are available on Level 1, Service Building from 08:00 to 16:00 hours, Monday through Friday. For details on the use of the ESCAP Library facilities, please consult the staff on duty or call extensions 1329 and 1360. Further information about the ESCAP Library can be found on its website at http://www.unescap.org/library.

Internet services Internet services

Free wireless internet access is available in all conference and meeting rooms and in the public areas of the UNCC. Please use UN-WiFi, no password is required. Use of internet at UNCC is governed by relevant Organizational policies and guidelines. Failure to adhere to policies may result in revoking of those services.

Hotel accommodation Hotel accommodation

Hotels, located relatively close to ESCAP or by mass-transit routes, may be used by participants, should they choose to. The selection of hotels at a walking distance from the UNCC is encouraged to reduce participants’ local travel emissions and their exposure to traffic. Click here for a list of hotels, with indicative prices.

NOTE: ESCAP cannot vouch for accuracy of the information or rates contained in the document. The list is meant purely for reference and for ease of participants. The special discount rates provided are subject to change without notice. Please confirm the room rates with the hotel directly.

Participants are responsible for booking their own rooms and are requested to contact the hotel well in advance. Any cancellations, postponements or other changes should be reported to the hotel. Rooms not occupied may be charged to the participants as per the hotel’s policies.

Before departure from Bangkok, participants should settle directly with the respective hotels all accounts, including room charges and other expenses, such as for local and long-distance telephone calls, Internet usage, business center usage, laundry, room and hotel transportation services, mini-bar items, as well as restaurant and bar services. Participants are also responsible for any charges incurred with respect to rooms remaining vacant owing to late arrival or rescheduled departure for which inadequate prior notice is given.

Foreign currency declaration Foreign currency declaration

Any person who brings or takes an aggregate amount of foreign currency exceeding USD 20,000 or its equivalent into or out of the Kingdom of Thailand shall declare such amount of foreign currency to a Customs Official. Failure to make such a declaration or making any false declaration to a Customs official is a criminal offence.

For reference, participants may use – at their discretion – online currency conversion tool, such as https://freecurrencyrates.com for indicative currency conversion rates.

Floor plans UNCC Floor plans

The UNCC floor plans are available at https://www.unescap.org/uncc/our-rooms. The UN buildings are smoke-free. Smoking is permitted only in the designated areas outside of the buildings and in the UNCC, the designated smoking area is outside of the Public Foyer.

Financial & administrative arrangements Financial & administrative arrangements

In those cases where the participation costs are borne by the ESCAP Secretariat, the Secretariat will provide only travel and DSA as expressed and will not assume responsibility for any other expenditure, including the following:

  1. All expenses in the home country incidental to travel abroad, including expenditure for visa, medical examination, inoculations and other such miscellaneous items and internal travel to and from the airport of arrival and departure in the home country;
  2. Salary and related allowances for the participants during the period of the meeting;
  3. Costs incurred by participants in respect of travel insurance, accident insurance, medical bills or hospitalization fees in connection with attending the meeting;
  4. Compensation in the event of death or disability of participants in connection with attending the meeting;
  5. Any loss of or damage to personal property of participants while attending the meeting or losses or damages claimed by third parties as a result of any negligence on the part of the participants;
  6. Any other expenses of a personal nature, not directly related to the purpose of the meeting.
Electric plug and socket Electric plug and socket

The electric power in Thailand is 220V running at 50Hz and the plug types used are either Type A, Type B, or Type C. A hybrid socket is almost universally found, which accepts a combination of the above plug types.

Delegates are strongly encouraged to carry their own adapters for use with laptops and other electrical appliances as the Secretariat will not be able to provide these. In case of need, adapters can be purchased from shops in the city dealing in electronic and electrical items.

Catering services Catering services

Operating hours

Catering services are available at the following locations:

  • International Cafeteria (Level 1, UNCC), which serves breakfast from 7.30 to 10.00 hours, and Thai, Halal and International menus for lunch from 11:00 to 14:00 hours on Monday through Friday.
  • Coffee Corner (Level 1, UNCC), which serves assortment of bakery pastries and beverages, is open from 07:00 to 17:00 hours on Monday through Friday.
  • Rajapruek Lounge (Ground Level, UNCC), which serves light meals and beverages, is open from 07:00 to 17:00 hours on Monday through Friday.

In line with the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) and Environmental Management System (EMS} principles, no single use plastic is available in the UNCC. Single-use food and drink containers have been banned within the UN compound in Bangkok. When purchasing coffee/tea at the Coffee Corner, meeting participants will be asked to pay a deposit of THB 100 for a cup, which will be returned upon return of the cup.

Dining venues at the UNCC also do not provide food storage boxes, plastic cutlery or straws for take-away orders. Diners wishing to take food away are advised to bring their own reusable food containers.

Banking facilities Banking facilities

Banking services are available at the Siam Commercial Bank, United Nations Branch, located on Level 1 of the Service Building, from 08:30 to 15:30 hours during weekdays. (telephone extension 2168).

Siam Commercial Bank ATMs can be found near the registration desk, on the Ground Level of UNCC, and near its UN Branch office, noted above.

Weather Weather

The weather in Bangkok is usually warm and humid. Light tropical clothing would be appropriate. The conference and meeting rooms at the UNCC are air-conditioned and the temperature is maintained in the range of 23-24 degrees Celsius (73-75 degrees Fahrenheit).

Asia Pacific Energy Week - 16-20 October
Building a secure, sustainable and interconnected energy future for Asia and the Pacific”

The Asia Pacific Energy Week will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC) from 16 to 20 October 2023.  During the Energy Week, an exhibition under the theme “Building a secure, sustainable and interconnected energy future for Asia and the Pacific” and other side-events will be held as following:

List of side-events and parallel events under Asia Pacific Energy Week

 

The conference will address a broad spectrum of energy, climate change, and other environmental topics. Its goal is to support the attainment of just and equitable energy transitions by fostering exchanges and dialogues among academics, analysts, policy makers, and industry participants.

The keynote and plenary sections of the ISETS International Conference will feature a series of dialogues among ministers and senior officials from ESCAP member States, as well as prominent figures from the industry, think tanks, NGOs, multilateral organizations, and the academic community. Attendees of the APEF3 are also welcome to attend the ISETS International Conference.

  • Twelfth meeting of the Expert Working Group Meeting on Energy Connectivity, 17 October 2023
     
  • Policy Dialogue on Electrification of Public Transport in the Asia-Pacific region, on 17 October 2023
     
  • Ninth meeting of the Expert Working Group on Universal Access to Modern Energy Services, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Cleaner Use of Fossil Fuels, on 18 October 2023
     
  • Policy Dialogue on the Phase Down of Coal in the Asia-Pacific region, 18 October 2023
     
  • Aligning Power System Connectivity and Sustainable Development: the Green Power Corridor Framework, on 20 October 2023
     
  • Side events and exhibitions under the theme “Building a secure, sustainable and interconnected energy future for Asia and the Pacific”, from 16 to 20 October 2023.

     
    For more information of events, visit 'Side events' tab.

 

EXHIBITION

Exhibition booths have been organized under the theme "Building a secure, sustainable and interconnected energy future for Asia and the Pacific” at Level 1 and 2 of UNCC, Bangkok. 

 

List of participants 

 

MEMBERS

 

Armenia

Mr. Tigran Melkonyan, Head of Energy Department, Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure

H.E. Mr. Vahram KAZHOYAN Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission

 

Azerbaijan

Mr. Asaf Rzayev, Head of Division Department of Energy Efficiency

Mr. Elnur Alakbarov, Head of Division

Mr. Fuad Hasanov, Deputy Head

Mr. Gunay Sultanova, Senior Consultant of Power division of Power and Heat department

Mr. Rauf Ismayilov, Head of Power Division of Power and Heat Energy Department

Mr. Sidqi Əlizadə, Adviser of International Cooperation Department

Mr. Vasif Nabiyev, Adviser

 

Bangladesh

H.E. Mr. Nasrul Hamid, Minister of State, Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

H.E. Mr. Mohammed Abdul Hye, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to theUNESCAP, Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Bangkok

Mr. Syed Masum Ahmed Choudhury, ndc Additional Secretary, Power Division

Mr. Syed Rashdul Hossen, Economic Minister and Alternate Permanent Representative Bangkok

Mr. Jahangir Alam Personal Officer to HSM, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

Mr. Md Rafiqul Islam, Joint Secretary (Planning), Energy and Mineral Resources Division

Mr. Md. Raihan Akhtar, Joint Secretary, Power Division

 

Bhutan

Mr. Sonam Tshering, Executive Engineer, Department of Energy Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

Mr. Jambay Lhudup, Executive Engineer, Department of Energy Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources

 

Brunei Darussalam

Mr. Muhammad Hasbur Rahman Yahaya, Special Duties Officer Grade II, Energy Transition Division, Department of Energy in Prime Minister’s Office

Ms. Siti Hawa Anuar, Economic Officer, Energy Stakeholder Management Division, Department of Energy in Prime Minister’s Office

 

Cambodia

H.E. Mr. Victor Jona, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Mines and Energy

H.E. Mr. Phim Runsinarith, Advisor to the National Committee for ESCAP

Mr. Vichet Keo, Deputy Director, Energy Department, Ministry of Mines and Energy

Mr. Chun Vutha, Chief of Office, Department of Renewable Energy and Other Energy

Mr. Heng Horlyhan, Vice Chief of Office, Department of Cooperation and ASEAN Affairs

 

China

H.E. Mr. Yang He, Vice Administrator, National Energy Administration

Mr. Yousheng KE, Permanent Representative of China to ESCAP

Mr. Mingyang Liu, Deputy Director General, Division of Electricity, National Energy Administration

Mr. Fengquan An, Deputy Director General, Division of International Affairs, National Energy Administration

Mr. Wang Hao, Expert, Division of General Affairs, National Energy Administration

Mr. Chenfeng Zhu, Program officer, Division of International Affairs, National Energy Administration

Mr. Youbing Chen, Assistant Permanent Representative, Bangkok

Ms. Liu Jianxiu, Assistant Permanent Representative, Bangkok

 

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Mr. Nam Song Ri, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Bangkok

Mr. Yong Han, Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Pyongyang

 

Federate States of Micronesia

Mr. Faustino Yarofaisug, Assistant Secretary of Energy Division, Department of Resources and Development

 

Fiji

H.E Mr. Amenatave Yauvoli, Fiji's Permanent Representative to UNESCAP and Fiji's Ambassador to Indonesia

Mr. Mikaele Selena Director – Energy, Ministry of Infrastructure and Meteorological Services

Ms. Vasiti Cirikiyasawa Second Secretary, Embassy of Fiji in Indonesia

 

France

Ms. Aurelie Sol, Energy Task Team Leader, French Development Agency’s Southeast Asia

 

Georgia

H.E. Mr. Romeo Mikautadze, First Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development

Mr. Omari Tsereteli, Deputy Head of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policy and Sustainable Development Department

 

India

H.E. Mr. Nagesh Singh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UNESCAP

Ms. Paulomi Tripathi, DCM & Deputy Permanent Representative

Mr. J. K. Jethani, Scientist 'F', Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Mr. Ashok Kumar, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Mr. Subir Sen, Executive Director, Power Grid Corporation of India

Mr. Sivaguru Muthuswamy, Counselor & Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative

Mr. Bhaskar Kalra, Assistant Permanent Representative to UNESCAP

 

Indonesia

H.E. Mr. Arifin Tasrif, Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources

H.E. Mr. Rachmat Budiman, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ESCAP

Mr. Sukmo Yuwono, Deputy Chief of Mission

Mr. Ahmad Rama Aji Nasution, Minister Counsellor

Mr. Christian Pangaribuan, Counsellor

Ms. Mustika Hanum Widodo, First Secretary

 

Iran

Mr. Mohammad Sadegh Kirimi, Deputy Head of Budget and Planning Organization for Energy

Mr. Mehdi Hajimohammadi, MFA desk officer for SDGs

Mr. Mehdi R.G.Q. Noei, Iran Deputy Permanent Representative

 

Japan

Mr.  Tatsushi Nishioka, Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission and PR to ESCAP, Bangkok

Mr. Yamato Kobayashi, Deputy Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Yoshiko Motoyama, First Secretary and DPR to ESCAP, Bangkok

Mr. Yurie Murai Osawa, First Secretary and Alternate PR to ESCAP, Bangkok

 

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

H.E. Mr. Sinava Souphanouvong, Vice Minister of Energy and Mines

Mr. Chantho Milattanapheng, Director General, Department of Energy Efficiency and Promotion

Mr. Sonephet Philadeng, Deputy Director of Division, Department of Energy Efficiency and Promotion

 

Malaysia

Mr. Moktar Idham Musa, Deputy Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Economy

Mr. Bong Yik Jui, Permanent Representative/Deputy Chief of Mission, Bangkok

Ms. Ku Azzunath Ku Azmi, Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP

Mr. Haiman Miraj Mohd Noor, Principal Assistant Director, Ministry of Economy

Ms. Nur Hidayah Anuar, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Ministry of Economy

Mr. Sabar MD. Hasim, Special Officer, Tenage Nasional Berhad

Mr. Muhamad Nazrin Afifi Nasruddin, Special Officer, Energy Commission Malaysia

 

Maldives

Mr. Ahmed Ali, Director General, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology

Ms. Fathimath Fiuna Rashid, Project Officer, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology

 

Mongolia

H.E. Mr. Mr. Bayarmagnai Myagmarsuren, Vice Minister for Energy

H.E. Mr. Tumur Amarsanaa, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to ESCAP

Mr. Khicheengui Jantsan, Director General for Public Administration and Management Department, Ulaanbaatar

Ms. Guamaral Altangerel, Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative, Bangkok

 

Nepal

H.E. Mr. Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Charge de Affairs a.i., Embassy of Nepal and Acting PR to UNESCAP

Mr. Nabin Raj Singh, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation

Mr. Nawaraj Dhakal, Executive Director, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

Mr. Khaga Raj Pandeya, First Secretary, Embassy of Nepal, First Secretary and Assistant PR to UNESCAP

 

Pakistan

H.E. Mr. Sahebzada A. Khan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to ESCAP

Mr. Yasir Hassian, Counsellor DHM and Alternate Permanent Representative to ESCAP

Ms. Faiza Haseeb, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP

Mr. Salman Qayyum Khan Joint Secretary (Dev.), Ministry of Energy (Power Division)

Mr. Muhammad Hamza Naeem Assistant Director (Wind), PPIB

Mr. Muhammad Ahsan Ali Assistant Director (Policy), PPIB

Mr. Ali Zain Banatwala Dy. MD (System Operation), National Power Control Centre, NTDC

Mr. Sajjad Akhtar GM (SO), NTDC

Mr. Muhammad Sajjad Hussain, Sr. Assistant Director (Strategy, Policy & Regulations), NEECA

 

Philippines

Mr. William G. Quinto, Assistant Director, Energy Policy and Planning Bureau Department of Energy

Ms. Beatriz Ines L. Herrera-Davila, Second Secretary, Philippine Embassy in Bangkok  

Ms. Zona Russet Tamayo, Regional Director, Land Transport Franchising and Regulatory Board

Mr. Joel Bolano, Technical Division Chief, Land Transport Franchising and Regulatory Board

Ms. Kristine Ross Welsh Lacbayo, Science Research Specialist II, Department of Energy

Ms. Beatriz Ines Lorenzo Herrera-Davila, Second Secretary and Alternate PR to ESCAP, Bangkok

Ms. Rosette Razon, Attaché

 

Republic of Korea

H.E. Mr. Kang Jaekwon, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Jeonghan Hahm, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Bangkok

Mr. Seah Park, Director, Energy and Scientific Affairs Division

Mr. Sang Hoon Lee, Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP

Ms. Chaewon Lee, Second Secretary, Energy and Scientific Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Wan So, Assistant Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Bangkok

Ms. Seoun Hwang, Researcher, Global Energy Cooperation Center

 

Russian Federation

H.E. Mr. Sergei Mochalnikov, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

H.E. Mr. Evgeny Tomikhin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to UN ESCAP

Mr. Oleg Shamanov, Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN ESCAP

Mr. Taras Pronin, Head of ECOSOC section, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Federation

Mr. Egor Alimov, Attache of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand, Assistant Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to ESCAP

Mr. Andrey Stanislavov, Attache of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand, Assistant Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to ESCAP

Mr. Alexey Kulapin, General Director, Federal State Budgetary Institution "REA" of Ministry of Energy of Russia

Ms. Vera Bratkova, General Director, International Center of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management, Russia

Mr. Igor Shpurov, General Director, Federal Budgetary Institution "GKZ"·

Mr. Ingmar Vitvitskii, General Director, LLC Ingmar Architectural and Construction Bureau

Mr. Kholkin Dmitry, General Director, International Center of Excellence on EnergyNet

Ms. Liudmila Chizh, Head of Division, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Energy

Ms. Olga Yudina, Director of International Affairs, Federal State Budgetary Intitution "REA" of Ministry of Energy

Mr. Leonid Goriunov, Deputy General Director, International Center of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management

Mr. Nuritdin Inamov, Deputy Chairperson of the Council for International Cooperation, Federal Agency for subsurface resource management

Ms. Ksenia Musena, PR Manager, International Center of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management, Russia

Mr. Dmitry Oleynik, Executive Advisor, Federal Agency for subsurface resource management

Ms. Olga Trofimova, Deputy Head of the Administration Department, Federal Budgetary Institution "GKZ"

Mr. Aleksei Borisov, First Deputy Chairperson, United Nation Association of Russia

Ms. Evgenia Kondrakhina, Advisor, Deputy Chairperson of the Commission on Sustainable Development, United Nation Association of Russia

Ms. Anna Kuchava, International Projects Manager, United Nation Association of Russia

Mr, Akim Makiev, First Deputy Chairperson Assistant, United Nation Association of Russia

Mr. Ilya Bychkov, Director for Energy Project Development, State Atomic Energy Cooperation "Rosatom"

Mr. Nikolay Isakov, Vice President, Executive Director, Russian Gas Society, Union of Oil and gas Industry Organizations

Ms. Evgeniya Filipova, Head of International Projects Department, Russian Gas Society, Union of Oil and gas Industry Organizations;

Mr. Andrey Kataev, Director for Energy Markets and External Relations, SO UPS, JSC

Mr. Vadim Nuriakhmetov, Subsidiary Director, Pacific Regional Dispatch Office of the SO UPS, JSC

Mr. Alexei Semenov, Head of Division for Sustainable Development, Logistics Management, Raw Materials Supply and Sales, RusKhimAlyans LLC

Mr. Igbal Guliyev, Deputy Director, International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy, MGIMO

Mr. Maksim Gubanov, Head of Energy and Housing and Utilities Department, LLC Far East and Arctic Development Cooperation

Mr. Maksim Zagomov, Micro Energy Association President, Director of the MKS Group of Companies, General Council member, Micro Energy Generation Subcommittee Chairperson, Business Ambassador of Business Russia in the UAE, MKS Group of Companies, Micro Energy Association

Ms. Mariia Bezsolitsina, Deputy Director General, LLC Ingmar Architectural and Construction Bureau

Mr. Iudzhin Pak, Translator, LLC Ingmar Architectural and Construction Bureau

Mr.  Igor  Chausov,  Analytics  Department  Director, International Center of Excellence on EnergyNet

Mr. Sergey Turkin, Head of Division, PJSC "Gazprom"

Mr. Alexey Zhikharev, Director, Renewable Energy Development Association

Mr. Viktor  Svistunov,  Deputy  General  Director    for Development of Technical and Regulatory Management of Wind Farms, JSC NovaWind;

Ms. Anastasia Savchukova, leading expert, Federal State Budgetary Institution "REA" of Ministry of Energy of Russia

Mr. Alexander Kormishin, Chairperson, BRJCS Youth Energy Agency

Mr. Vadim Kuznetsov, Director of Sustainable Development and Climate Programs, BRJCS Youth Energy Agency

Mr. Alexander Poltorkevich, Consultant, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand

Mr. Arman Papyan, Coordinator of the Vitaly Churkin Moscow International Model UN, United Nation Association of Russia

Mr. Daniil Chenib, 2nd year International Affairs master's degree student, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), United Nation Association of Russia

Ms. Ripsime K.hachatrian, 4th year bachelor's degree student, Institute for International Trade and Sustainable Development, MGIMO, United Nation Association of Russia

Ms. Polina Lion, Sustainable Development Department Director, State Atomic Energy Cooperation "Rosatom"

Ms. Angelina Timofeeva-Dubovskaya, Project Manager of

the Department of Sustainable Development, State Atomic Energy Cooperation "Rosatom"

Ms. Alexandra Korchagina, Leading Expert of the Department of International Activities, LLC Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions

Mr. Alexander Khadzhi, Block Specialist for External Communications, PJSC Lukoil

Mr. Andrey Tereshok, Head of Government Relations Departments, PJSC Lukoil

Mr.  Georgy    Reshetnikov,   External           Communications Director, PJSC Rosseti;

Ms. Olga Nefedova, Head of the Department of Event Management and International Activities, PJSC Rosseti

Ms. Olga Sudarikova, Project Manager of the Department of Event Management and International Activities, PJSC Rosseti

 

Sri Lanka

H.E. Mr. Herath Hitihamilage Don Indika Anuruddha,  State Minister of Power & Energy Ministry of Power & Energy

H.E. C.A. Chaminda I Colonne, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Thailand

Mrs. A.W.S. Samanmali, First Secretary & Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Thailand

Mrs. Vireshika Bandara. First Secretary & Deputy Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Thailand

Mr. S.K. Liyanage, Private Secretary to the State Minister of Power and Energy

 

Tajikistan

H.E. Mr. Manuchehr Safarzoda, Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources

Mr. Mirjonov Qurbonali, Head of Power Department

 

Timor-Leste

H.E. Mr. Santos Noronha, Secretary of State for Electricity

H.E. Mr. Juvencio De Jesus Martins, Ambassador

Mr. Fransico Salsinha Martins, Nacional Director for Electricity

Ms. Merina Ursula Xareal, First Secretary

Mr. João Evangelista Tilman Martins, Third Secretary

Mr. Julio de Jesus, Gonvalves, Chief of Cabinet of Secretary of State

Mr. Marito Ferreira, Technical Adviser at Cabinet of Secretary State

Mr. Herman Wijaya Aleixo, Political Advisor for Secretary of State

Ms. Pascoela Maria F. da Reissureicao, Protocol Officer

 

Thailand

H.E. Mr. Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy

Ms. Orapin Petchtat, Advisor to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy

Mr. Prasert Sinsukprasert, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy

Mr. Veerapat Kiatfuengfoo, Deputy Permanent Secretary; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Karnnalin Theerarattananoon,Plan and Policy Analyst, Senior Professional Level; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Lalitvadee Pumboonrit, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level; Ministry of Energy

Mr. Woranon Chansiri, Executive Director of International Affairs Division; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Krittiya Petsee, Plan and Policy Analyst, Senior Professional Level; Ministry of Energy

Mr. Weerawat Chantanakbme, Special Counselor on International Affairs; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Nuchanat Pakpleenok, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Onvara Vadhanavisala, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Patcharapom Khajom-in, Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Krittiya Peerphayak Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional Level; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Aunchana Laohaprasart, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Bongkoch Chakamanont, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level; Ministry of Energy

Mr. Yetis Thanakomdit, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Chonthicha Inta, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Chalermkwan Uparawat, Analyst; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Arisa Chuenklang, Ministry of Energy

Ms. Boonnian Na thalang, Foreign Relations Officer; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Pranom Penglee, General Administrator; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Nattanih Sarapab, Coordination Officer; Ministry of Energy

Ms. Penpitcha Pimonekaksom, Coordination Officer; Ministry of Energy

Mr. Poonpat Leesombatpiboon, Deputy Director-General; Department of Mineral Fuels

Ms. Jittama Mantajit, Director, International Petroleum Management Division; Department of Mineral Fuels

Ms. Nattapom Chumphonwong, Scientist; Department of Mineral Fuels

Mrs. Krittima Shoosanglertwijit, Director of Strategy and Planning Division; Department of Energy Business

Ms. Nisachol Pluemjai, Plan and Policy Analyst, Practitioner Level; Department of Energy Business

Ms. Apiradee Thammanomai, Director of Strategy and Planning Division; Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency

Ms. Sutthasini Glawgitigul, Plan and Policy Analyst, Senior Professional Level; Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency

Mr. Pongpan Vorasayan, Electrical Engineer, Senior Professional Level; Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency

Mr. Yaowateera Achawangkul, Engineer, Senior Professional Level; Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency

Mr. Khomgrich Tantravanich, Secretary General; Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission

Ms. Tidarat Suwannachaikosit, Deputy Secretary General; Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission

Mr. Phuwanart Choonhapran, Assistant Secretary General; Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission

Mr. Chanchai Amomvipas, Director of Energy Innovation and Regulatory Development Department; Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission

Ms. Praewpanit Condee, Chief, Electricity    Provision         Regulation       and      System     Monitoring Department;Office of the Energy Regulatory Commission

Mr. Narin Phoawanich, Assistant Governor - Fuel Management; Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Mr. Yoothapong Tancharoen, Director, Power System Planning Division; Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Mr. Somsak Prangthong, Director, Demand Side Management and Social Affairs Division; Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Mr. Montri Silpaarcha, Executive Vice President, International Strategy and Development; PTT Public Company Limited

Mr. Krairat Ruksakul, Manager, International Business Strategy and Development Department; PTT Public Company Limited

Ms. Pimnara Ratanapairote, Senior Analyst, International Business Strategy and Development Department; PTT Public Company Limited

Mrs. Chomquan Pinyowit, Director of Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Penkhae Intarasuwan, Minister Counsellor, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Patreya Wattanasin, Minister Counsellor, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ms. Sirisa Prachumyaat, Second Secretary, Development Affairs Division, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Tonga

Ms. Emeline Laumanu, Energy Efficiency Specialist, Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications

 

Türkiye

Ms. Hatice Anil Arturner, Group Coordinator, Department of Energy Efficiency and Enviroment, Ministry of Energy and National Resources

Ms. Ay§e Mehlika Yildiz Ersen, Second Secretary and the Deputy Permanent Representative to UNESCAP

 

Tuvalu

Mr. Puafolau Paeniu Galiga Malu, Energy Officer Department of Energy

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Nabila Suria, Permanent Representative to UNESCAP

Mr. Steven Hunt, Senior Energy Innovation Advisor

Mr. Jonathan Reeves, Senior Climate and Energy Advisor

Ms. Chuenchanok Jantanalikhit, Climate officer

Ms. Liz Wharmby, Energy Transition Lead

Mr. Tom Hyne, Head of Net Zero Strategy

Mr. Marcus Stewart, Green Grid Initiative Lead

 

United States of America

Ms. Michele Sison, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organizations, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Andrew Shaw Economic Counselor, Permanent Representative to ESCAP, U.S. Embassy Bangkok

Mr. Steve Olive Mission Director, U.S. Agency for International Development Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Gideon French Economic Officer, U.S. Alternate Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP Economic-Political Section , U.S. Embassy Bangkok

Mr. Paul Neville, International Organizations Advisor, U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative   to ESCAP, U.S. Embassy Bangkok

Ms. Cristina Olive Senior Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development Bangkok, Thailand

 

Vanuatu

Mr. Kemson Tavdey, Global Climate Diplomacy Taskforce

Mr. Christopher Bartlett, Head of Climate Diplomacy

 

Viet Nam

Mr. Le uu Phuc, Counsellor of Trade

Mr. Duc Trung Hoang, Second Secretary

Mr. Luu Thuy Duoang, Principal Official, Viet Nam Authority of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Industry and Trade

Ms. Mai Nguyen, Deputy Permanent Representative to UNESCAP

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

 

Cook Islands

Mr. Dean Yarrall, Senior Micro Economist, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management

           

Hong Kong, China

Mr. Tsz Hong, Billy Leung, Assistant Secretary for Environment and Ecology (Sustainable Development 1)

Mr. Ka-ho, Viko Wan, Senior Town Planner

Mr. Wing Shing Lo, Senior Electrical & Mechanical Engineer (Electricity Market Development 1)

 

 

PERMANENT OBSERVERS

 

Belarus

H.E. Mr. Uladzimir Baravikou, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

 

Sweden

Mr. Kriangkrai Thitimakorn, Senior Programme Officer

 

 

INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

ASEAN Centre for Energy  (ACE)

Mr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director

Mr. Beni Suryadi, Manager, Power, Fossil Fuel, Alternative Energy and Storage (PFS) Department

Mr. Andy Tirta, Manager, Corporate Affairs (CA) Department

Mr. Zulfikar Yurnaidi, Manager, Energy Modelling and Policy Planning (MPP) Department

Mr. Phat Pumchawsaun, Program Manager, USAID Southeast Asia’s Smart Power Program

Ms. Nadhilah Shani, Senior Research Analyst on Power, Power, Fossil Fuel, Alternative Energy and Storage (PFS) Department

Ms. Monika Merdekawati, Research Analyst, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Department

 

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Mr. Priyantha Wijayatunga, Senior Director, Energy Sector Office

 

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Mr. Valevich Elena, Counselor to the Department of Economic Cooperation

Mr. Ivliev Andrey, Counselor to the Department of Economic Cooperation

 

Global Green Growth Institute  (GGGI)

Ms. Achala Chandani Abeysinghe Galle Abeysekara Pathiranage, Asia Regional Director and Head of Programs

Mr. Nishant Bhardwaj, Deputy Director, Green Investment Services and COP Lead, Office of IPSD

Mr. Tero Tapio Raassina, Country Representative, Thailand

 

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation  (SAARC)

Mr. Tanveer Ahmed, Director (Energy, Transport, Science & Technology

 

OTHER ENTITIES
 

Clean Energy Ministerial

Mr. Prasoon Agarwal, Deputy Head of Secretariat

 

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Mr. Toru Furucihi, Director General for Research and Policy Design Administration

 

Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization  (GEIDCO)

Mr. LIU Zehong, Executive Vice Chairman

Mr. LIU Bo, Senior Commissioner

Mr. CHEN Gesong, Director-General, Development Bureau

Mr. XIAO Jinyu, Deputy Director-General, Economic & Technology Research Institute

Mr. NI Yu, Manager, Planning Division 1, Economic & Technology Research Institute

Mr. WANG Chen, Manager, International Cooperation Division, General Office

Mr. ZHOU Changchun, Director, Development Division 1, Development Bureau

Mr. ZHANG Xuan, Manager, Development Division 1, Development Bureau

Mr. JIANG Han, Manager, Planning Division 2, Economic & Technology Research Institute

Mr. YANG Yang, Manager, Membership Division, Cooperation Bureau

 

Sustainable Energy for ALL (SE4ALL)

Ms. Divya Kottadiel, Senior Specialist

 

 

FUNDS AND PROGRAMMES

 

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Mr. Mozaharul Alam UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office Regional Coordinator - Climate Action

 Mr. Mushtaq Memon UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office Regional Coordinator - Pollution Action

Mr. Sudhir Sharma UNEP, Industry and Economy Division Programme Officer

Ms. Lily Riahi UNEP, Industry and Economy Division Programme Officer – Cool Coalition

Ms. Parimita Mohanty UNEP, Industry and Economy Division Programme Management Officer

 

 

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Mr. Srinivasa Popuri, Chief of UN-Habitat’s Bangkok Programme Office

 

SECRETARIAT

 

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Mr. Dario Liguti, Director, Sustainable Energy Division

 

 

SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Mr. Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency

Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, and Co-Chair of UN-Energy

Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and University Professor at Columbia University

Ms. Amira Bilqis, Youth for Energy Southeast Asia

 

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