ESCAP's Subregional Consultation Meeting for East and North-East Asia was held on 12 and 13 November 2012 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Meeting was conducted as part of the preparatory process for the Asian and Pacific Energy Forum (APEF), which will be held at the ministerial level in Vladivostok, Russian Federation, from 27 to 30 May 2013.
The Meeting brought together official representatives and experts from China, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, and the Russian Federation. During the meeting participants discussed common challenges and opportunities in the area of energy security and sustainable use of energy within East and North-East Asia.
The Incheon Meeting follows similar consultations held in New Delhi for the South-West Asia subregion, in Bangkok for the South-East Asia subregion, in Nadi, Fiji for the Pacific subregion and in Moscow for the North and Central Asia subregion. Representatives of each subregional Consultation Meeting will present the respective outcomes at the "Expert Group Meeting on Sustainable Energy Development in Asia and the Pacific" to be held in Bangkok from 21 to 23 November 2012.
Session 1: Major challenges and opportunities for energy security and the sustainable use of energy
Session 2: Roundtable discussions on enhancing energy security and the sustainable use of energy
Session 3: Possible modalities for enhanced subregional cooperation on energy security and the sustainable use of energy