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Asia-Pacific Energy Challenges and the Role of APEC

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This event is part of Shorenstein APARC’s fall 2023 seminar series Exploring APEC’s Role in Facilitating Regional Cooperation.

Energy is essential for economic development, but energy use is a major contributor to global warming. Most can agree that transition from fossil fuels to sustainable (green) energy is imperative for long-term sustainability, but how to make that transition while maintaining and increasing growth and prosperity is not self-evident. This panel will examine energy challenges in general, how they play out and are perceived in the APEC region, and how APEC has attempted to find cooperative solutions.


Larry Goulder, Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics; Director of the Stanford Center for Environmental and Energy Policy Analysis; Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Precourt Institute for the Environment; Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; University Fellow of Resources of the Future

Larry Greenwood, Chairman of the Board of the Japan Society of Northern California; Senior Adviser at BowerGroupAsia; US Ambassador to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation group from 2000-2003

Gita Wirjawan, Former Minister of Trade and former Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board of the Republic of Indonesia; Founder of Ancora Group and Ancora Foundation; Visiting Scholar at Shorenstein APARC


Thomas Fingar, Fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University; former U.S. Department of State Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Analysis; Director of the Office of Analysis for East Asia and the Pacific, and Chief of the China Division; former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis; and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council