I was invited to be part of a panel discussing “EU & ASEAN: Working Together for a Green Recovery” organised by the EU-ASEAN ABC on 23 February 2021. The panel was moderated by Don Kanak, Chairman, EU-ASEAN Business Council and other members of the panel were H.E. Igor Driesmans, Ambassador of the European Union to ASEAN, Lars Tveen, President, Developing Regions, Danfoss, and Ann Mettler, Vice President, Europe at Breakthrough Energy.
The virtual webinar provided an overview of ongoing actions in the EU and ASEAN to support the EU green deal priorities and green agenda and presented the opportunities that the EU green deal offer to business and civil society in ASEAN. We focused on areas where the two regions could step up their cooperation to achieve results in a short term (such as decarbonisation of the energy sector; sustainable finance; circular economic and fight against plastic pollution).