Industrial pipesTaking into consideration global needs for new sources of energy to meet the growing industrial and household demands in the midst of rising energy costs and diminishing fossil fuels, it is imperative that PECC economies invest more in developing and optimizing new types of energy. It is one of top priorities for PECC economies to explore the most efficient ways of ensuring smooth transition from fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy. Lessons can be learnt by sharing how PECC economies are transitioning from being high energy consumers to becoming more eco-friendly and energy-efficient.

The project aims to design the framework for new economic models that will make way for smooth energy transition; it will bring together the energy-exporting and importing economies, energy producers or distributors as well as energy-related policymakers. It will put into perspective new initiatives and strategies designed to facilitate energy transition that will be critical to achieving sustainable living environment.

Several PECC economies are more advanced than others in rolling out forward-looking energy transition policies, in providing funding and implementing environmental regulations conducive to such transition. Based on extensive discussions and exchange of views gathered at the seminar, policy recommendations for facilitating energy transition using renewable and sustainable energy will be produced.

This project was implemented in a series of three seminars, led by FPTPEC in partnership with other PECC committees:

Seminar 1: Victoria, Canada, November 2013

Seminar 2: Santiago, Chile | June 24-25, 2014

Seminar 3. Nouméa, New-Caledonia | November 26-28, 2014 (download presentations)

Download program agenda (PDF, 170kb)


Session 1. Policies for renewable energies in the Pacific islands and coastal areas

Session 2. Economic models and financing policies for energy transition in the Pacific and coastal areas

Session 3. Technological challenges: Energy storage and efficiency, integration to existing networks

Session 4: Towards greater energy efficiency in coastal areas and Pacific islands

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Discussion Forum

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)

The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California)

Growth in a Time of Change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group

Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group

The TPP lives on – and Canada should be part of it
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC

After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC