Tony Addison joins a panel discussion at UNESCAP

Extractive industry and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific

Tony Addison joins a panel discussion at UNESCAP

On Thursday, 19 May 2022, 13:00-15:00 (UTC+7), UNU-WIDER non-resident senior research fellow Tony Addison presents at a moderated panel discussion entitled "Energy transition and the extractives industry in Asia-Pacific: National and Regional perspectives." The panel discussion is part of a policy dialogue, Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific. The virtual event is hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. Attendance is by invitation only.


Following on from the discussion and findings of the roundtables organized in 2021 to examine the future of the extractive industries sector in the context of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, ESCAP is continuing to investigate the potential implications of the energy transition on countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Objective of the policy dialogue

The overall objective of this policy dialogue is to explore more deeply the implications of the energy transition for the extractives industry in the Asia-Pacific region.