Asia Must Move Beyond Fossil Fuel

Asia Must Move Beyond Fossil Fuel

Date: 
25 Apr 2012

Climate change has added real urgency to the need to change the Asian energy mix. Delivering a lecture on "Rio+20: Implications for energy access and sustainable development in Asia", ESCAP Executive Secretary, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, argued for a mindset change and a much greater share for renewable energy. The lecture, organized by the Energy Market Authority of Singapore, was part of ESCAP's preparatory work for the United Nations Rio+20 conference to be held in Brazil in June.