Asia Clean Energy Forum 2020: Virtual Discussion on energy access amid COVID-19 and beyond

Start Date: Thursday June 18, 2020

End Date: Thursday June 18, 2020

Location: Virtual


In this spotlight session at the 2020 Asia Clean Energy Forum, experts from various international organizations, private sector groups and alliances including EmPower, came together to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 and the outlook for energy access in the wake of this pandemic. They highlighted possible actions that governments and other stakeholders, i.e., development organizations, private sectors, etc. can take to keep within the SDG7 track, post COVID 19.

The objectives of this session were:

  1. To highlight the impact of COVID-19 on energy access with a focus on the off-grid sector.
  2. To showcase examples of how governments, organizations and private sector have reacted to the crisis and develop resiliency.  
  3. To highlight post-COVID 19 opportunities and possible actions for recovery, resilience and deployment of a sustainable energy infrastructure to keep energy access on track in pursuit of SDG 7 by 2030.