Event: Clean Technology Startups Can Solve Climate Change

Clean Energy Entrepreneurship and the Youth

05 June 2017
Author / Speaker: 
Panya Boonsirithum, City Hub
Matthew Aligaen Cua, SkyEye Analytics Inc.
Puneet Singh Jaggi, Ezysolare
Ashwin KP, Promethean Energy
Yuankun Liu, Power Ally Company
Paras Loomba, Global Himalayan Expedition
King Karl Seroje, CleverHeat Clean Technology Solutions Inc.
Junfeng Shi, Nature & Future
Vaibhav Tidke, S4S Technologies
Kaikai Yang, Energo Labs
Description: 
Young CEOs and founders of startups ponder on the role of the youth in driving clean energy technology in Asia. 
 
By 2030, energy demand is projected to almost double in the Asia and Pacific region. Unless we move to cleaner sources of energy, Asia will account for more than 46% of global CO2 emissions by 2030. At the same time, 700 million people in Asia, more than anywhere else in the world, still have no access to electricity. 
 
Asia needs a new generation of successful cleantech entrepreneurs and start-ups that are willing and able take the risks required to develop the new technologies and business models needed to deploy climate change solutions at scale. At the "Clean Technology Startups Can Solve Climate Change" Startup Space during the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2017, startup entrepreneurs in Asia shared their perspectives on clean technologies, the challenges they face, and the roles of governments and development agencies in supporting cleantech entrepreneurship.
Geographical Focus: 
Regional - Asia
Global
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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