Alexandra Boakes Tracy (Hong Kong)
Chairman - Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia
Asia’s Impossible Energy Challenge
By 2050, according to the World Energy Council, carbon emissions will nearly double, OECD countries will be expected to have reduced their emission by 80% and 1.5 billion people will have access to electricity for the first time. The inevitable tension between energy security, social equity and environmental impact mitigation looms over the efforts of businesses and policy makers to scale up energy provision in emerging Asia. How can we reconcile these separate goals, and what are the implications for investors in the region?