Asia urged to push for energy interconnection

The key to promoting energy transition in Asia lies in the massive development and distribution of clean energy. “The discrepancy in energy consumption and distribution decides that building energy interconnection in Asia is an inevitable way forward to promote energy transition and realize clean development,” said Liu Zhenya, Chairman of Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organization and China Electricity Council at the high-level panel of Commission on Energy, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific held earlier this week in Bangkok. Upon the invitation from Shamshad Akhtar, the UN Undersecretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific, Liu delivered a keynote speech entitled Accelerate the Asian Energy Interconnection for Energy Transition and Sustainable Development in the meeting held in Bangkok, which attracted minsters and political leaders from over 30 countries including Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Kazakhstan and other ESCAP members. 

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