How do we pursue collaborations and partnerships to ensure we achieve our target of limiting global warming to 1.5°C for a more sustainable energy future, while delivering the #UNSDGs by 2030?
Join us for commitments and decisions at SAREF3.0, continuing the conversation from SAREF1.0 and SAREF 2.0 as a prelude to the World Hydropower Congress (#whc) and on the road towards COP28.
Our panellists and speakers will provide views and perspectives on how we can encourage the development and sharing of renewables in Southeast Asia, the necessary policy and mindset shifts for greater uptake of an electrified transport system to transform our cities, what else can be done to resource the energy transition so that it is just and inclusive, as well as discuss ESG and energy financing.
Our plenaries will discuss what we need to do to achieve common prosperity by meeting the demands of growing energy needs while addressing the trilemma of security, affordability, and sustainability.
Leading the discussion is Dame Christiana Figueres, who joins us in Kuching together with energy industry and sustainability leaders as well as regulators, investors, financiers, businesses, and other stakeholders. A key leader in the worldwide effort to address climate change and former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), Dame Christiana brought together nearly two hundred countries as parties to the Paris Agreement and is co-writer of The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis.
As we move forward from the great reset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that it cannot be business as usual.
See you on 6 & 7 September in Kuching, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
Over the years, Southeast Asia’s demand for energy has increased rapidly and is expected to rise about 80% by 2040 (International Energy Agency). Improving access to clean, renewable, reliable and affordable energy, in line with UNSDG No. 7, is fundamental to Southeast Asia’s development.
Global movements on a low-carbon and sustainable energy future have been growing with stakeholders from various industries committing to drive actionable solutions to reach net zero targets by 2050. Southeast Asia countries have set respective net zero targets and are working towards it through individual national determined contributions.
Achieving these goals depends heavily on a just and inclusive energy transition that centers on the people and sustainable communities. At the regional level, this is done through renewable energy development and regional interconnections.
SAREF 3.0 will further deliberate the conversation surrounding these topics, including effective ESG strategies, resource and knowledge sharing, workforce readiness as well as provide a platform to foster partnerships for goals.
Speakers and Sponsors Dinner: Tuesday, 5 September 2023
Day 1: Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Arrival of The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg
Premier of Sarawak
Welcoming Speech by Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi
Chairman of Sarawak Energy
Officiating Speech by The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg
Premier of Sarawak
Official Opening Ceremony of SAREF 3.0
Former Minister of Climate and the Environment of Norway
Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili
Group CEO of Sarawak Energy
Dr Nuki Agya Utama
Executive Director of ASEAN Centre for Energy
Dato’ Ir. Ts. Abdul Razib Dawood
CEO of Energy Commission
DEI: Women in Renewable Energy Development and Sustainable Communities
Day 2: Thursday, 7 September 2023
Ng Wei Wei
CEO of UOB Malaysia
Chief Analyst of OSKA Programme Estonian Qualifications Authority
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani
Chairman of Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation
Vice President for Corporate Services and Human Resources of PETROS
Group Chief Sustainability Officer of UOB
Adj. Prof. Faroze Nadar
Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei
Shah Yang Razali
Deputy CEO and Chief Green Mobility Officer of Gentari
Huzaimi Nor Omar
Director for Low Carbon Mobility of Malaysia Green Technology & Climate Change Corporation
Closing Remarks by Datu Haji Sharbini Suhaili
Group CEO of Sarawak Energy and Chairman of SAREF 3.0
Hydropower Sustainability Standard Learning Session by International Hydropower Association (IHA): Friday, 8 September 2023
Sarawak Energy Berhad is an energy development company and a vertically integrated power utility with a vision to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for Sarawak by meeting the region’s need for reliable and renewable energy.
Built on a strong foundation of 100 years as an effective utility company, Sarawak Energy is taking bold steps to support the transformation of Sarawak in its vision to become a developed state by the year 2030.