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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is pleased to announce Climate and Clean Energy Week to be held on 15-19 June 2009 at the ADB Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. This week will consist of two major events: the High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia Pacific, and the 4th Asia Clean Energy Forum 2009.

High-Level Dialogue on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

16-17 June 2009

The week will kick off with the High-Level Dialogue: Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific - A Development Challenge (Dialogue), co-hosted by Dr. R. K. Pachauri and President Haruhiko Kuroda. Dr. Pachauri is the Director-General of TERI and Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which received the Nobel peace prize in 2007.

This event will convene climate change policy leaders to discuss the path forward for the Asia Pacific region. The Dialogue will feature global leaders to share the latest thinking on various aspects of climate change.

Other guests who have agreed to participate include UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon via video, HE Hideki Minamikawa, Director-General, Global Environment, Japan’s, Ministry of the Environment, and Mr. Chad Holiday, Chairman and CEO, DuPont, USA.

4th Asia Clean Energy Forum

17-19 June 2009

As in previous three years, the Asia Clean Energy Forum (Forum) will serve as a platform for exchanging experiences and forging new partnerships to advance clean energy solutions in the region. This event will promote best practices in policy and finance and seek to catalyze actions that respond to the region's climate and energy security challenges.

Leading policymakers and practitioners will highlight proven results and strategies at the intersection of policy, finance, and implementation. The Forum has grown significantly, drawing more than 500 participants in 2008 from only about 120 during its inauguration and it will build on this success to attract even wider participation in 2009.

ADB is organizing the event with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), co-sponsored by the governments of Australia, Japan, Norway, Spain, and Sweden, and event management by Koelnmesse. Read more details.


The Climate and Clean Energy Week 2009 is open to the participation of policymakers, climate, energy, environment, finance, transport, and urban practitioners. There are no registration fees associated with the Climate and Clean Energy Week 2009. It is the participant's own responsibility to make his/her travel and accommodation arrangements. Read general information for Logistics and Accommodations.

If you are interested in attending as a participant, please apply for registration by completing an online form.