The first Virtual Asia Clean Energy Forum invited ASEP-CELLs Senior and Technical Advisor, Dr. Josef Yap to present his paper on Managing Energy Trilemma in the Philippines.

Held on 18 June 2020, Dr. Yap discussed about the existing Energy Trilemma in the country, framework on welfare function, and the contributions of the ASEP-CELLs Project.

Together with Dr. Yap, fellow speakers emphasized the significance of resilience in the development of the energy sector. The speakers also deemed the importance of government leadership, blended finance, and a paradigm shift in energy sector planning in the transition to clean energy.

Organized by the Asian Development Bank, the week-long virtual forum was attended by 4,600 participants from around the globe.