Regional Trends Report on Energy for Sustainable Development

The report is prepared in order to support the implementation of the Asian and the Pacific Energy Forum (APEF) outcomes and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on energy (SDG7). The Asia-Pacific region has evolved as a global economic powerhouse. Rapid and sustained economic growth, increasing population, expanding industrialisation and fast urbanization are driving the region’s growth in energy demand. Ensuring adequate supplies of energy to meet the rising energy demand is a major challenge. Regional Trends Report will guide Members and Associate Members as well as their policymakers in developing robust, economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound energy policies and plans.