ESCAP Proposes Creation of Asian Energy Highway

ESCAP Proposes Creation of Asian Energy Highway

Date: 
25 Apr 2012

Better, more efficient, and more sustainable energy is a requirement for Asia-Pacific regional development. Delivering a lecture on "Rio+20: Implications for energy access and sustainable development in Asia", ESCAP Executive Secretary, Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, announced that the UN body would be working with member States to explore the opportunities for an integrated regional power grid, or 'Asian Energy Highway'. 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.