Imagine Delhi

Towards a Clear Sky

Delhi is the inaugural forum for our 2018 series, Towards a Clear Sky.  What pathway will enable India’s capital to continue to grow and flourish into one of the top World Cities by 2060?

Delhi is the inaugural forum for our new series ‘Towards a Clear Sky’, the second year of our three year global conversation programme for everyone who has a passion for delivering tomorrow’s cities together. In 2018, for the first time in its history, Delhi is categorized amongst Emerging World Cities as a megahub.* As one of the fastest growing urban centres, Delhi is facing a formidable challenge commonly associated with growing cities, air pollution. A balance between economic growth and environmental stability requires attainable policies, informed citizens and smart operations management across economic sectors including energy, agriculture, automotive and other industries How can this path be forged? National and international experts will participate in an exchange of ideas and best practices on how to make it happen for one of the world’s most populous cities.

Speakers and Panelists

Goh Chok Tong
Emeritus Senior Minister of the Republic of Singapore
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Amitabh Kant
CEO, National Institution for Transforming India
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Urmi Goswami
Assistant Editor,
The Economic Times
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RC Bhargava
Independent Automotive Professional Noida Area, IndiaAutomotive
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Bunty Chand
Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society India Centre
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Sean Chiao
President, Asia Pacific,
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Navroz Dubash
Senior Fellow,
Centre for Policy Research
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Rob Hills
Market Sector Directo – Power, Australia and New Zealand, AECOM
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Avinash Misra
Chief Executive,
India, AECOM
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Lara Poloni
President, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, AECOM
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Praveer Sinha
CEO and Managing Director of Tata Power
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Tonny Xie
Director and founder, Innovation Center for Clean-air Solutions
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Imagine Melbourne

Lessons from Asia — Towards abundant, net-zero-emissions energy by 2060

Melbourne has been named the world’s most-liveable city for the last seven years, but how long will we hold onto this honour?  What important lessons can we learn from our Asian neighbours and elsewhere around the world that can help Melbourne and other Australian cities navigate their own paths towards a bright energy future?

At present, Australia has amongst the world’s highest per capita emissions. Energy is fundamental to everything that we as a society do, but Australia still has a long way to go to develop a clean, integrated and smart energy future.

Following a successful launch event in Mumbai, please join AECOM and Asia Society Australia in Melbourne for the second in our Imagine 2060: Delivering tomorrow’s cities together event series. This year, Imagine 2060 considers ‘air’ and how Melbourne and other Australian cities can work with Asia to move towards zero-carbon emissions whilst simultaneously driving down the cost of energy to make it more accessible and supportive of a thriving economy.

Speakers and panellists will include:

  • Vince Perez, Chairman, Alternergy and Former Minister for Energy of the Philippines
  • Warner Priest, Business Development Manager, Emerging Technologies, Siemens
  • Helen Millicer, Principal, One Planet Consulting, President of ATA (Alternative Technology Association)
  • Tony Fullelove, Program Director, Net Zero Initiative, Monash University.

We hope you will join us and other leaders in renewable energy, urban design, infrastructure and public policy to discuss a long-term, renewable-energy vision for Melbourne, Australia and Asia.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 22 August, 2018
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (drinks and canapés provided)
Venue: Zinc at Federation Square, 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne, 3000

Speakers and Panelists

Sean Chiao
Asia Pacific, AECOM
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Philipp Ivanov
Asia Society
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Vince Perez_s
Vicente (Vince) S. Pérez
National Advisory Council Chairman, WWF
Chairman, Alternergy
Former Philippine Energy Minister
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Helen Millicer
Principal – One Planet Consulting
National President of ATA,
Alternative Technology Association
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Tony Fullelove
Program Director, NetZero Initiative, Monash University
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Abbie McQueen
Principal Consultant —
Energy Advisory, AECOM
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Warner Priest
Business Development Manager,
Emerging Technologies, Siemens Australia
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Imagine Hong Kong

Towards a Clear Sky, Towards Zero Emissions

The WHO estimates that 92% of the global population live in places where air quality does not meet its safety guidelines. Indeed, air quality is a cause for concern for Hong Kong residents, with air pollution levels 70% higher than the WHO recommendation. The Hong Kong Government in 2013 outlined various measures to tackle air pollution from power plants, land and sea transport. Less diesel vehicles is encouraged, while industry and individuals can also play their part by observing air pollution control laws and exercising best practices. Furthermore, cooperation between the governments of Hong Kong and Guangdong is also critical to ensure that regional pollution levels are brought under control, with regional emission reduction targets for 2015 and 2020, respectively. In the concluding forum in the second year of the Imagine 2060 series, experts explore best practices for Hong Kong and neighboring areas to continue to grow and prosper by 2060.

Imagine 2060 is a three-year global series co-organized by Asia Society and AECOM, which aims to inspire a new way of delivering the cities of tomorrow. Launched in 2017, the inaugural year focused on water, with a wide-ranging examination of how diverse paths taken by five global waterfront cities are shaping the quality of life for citizens in different ways and providing lessons for other cities. The 2018 theme is dedicated to air.

Opening Keynote Remarks:

Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong SAR

Keynote | Mitigating Pollution through Disruptive Technologies

Justin Gong, Co-Founder & Vice President, XAG Co Ltd

Panel Discussion | A Roadmap for Clean Air and a Livable Greater Bay Area

Richard Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer, CLP
Lincoln Leong, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation Limited
Tonny Xie, Director & Founder, Innovation Center for Clean-Air Solutions
Michelle Tang, Senior Engineer, AECOM Asia (Moderator)

Event details:

Date: Thursday 6 September, 2018
Time: 17:30 Registration | 18:00 Forum | 20:00 Reception
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Speakers and Panelists

Justin Gong
Justin Gong
Co-Founder & Vice President, XAG Co., Ltd.
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Richard Lancaster
Richard Lancaster
Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Limited
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Lincoln Leong
Lincoln Leong
CEO, MTR Corporation Limited
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Michelle Tang
Senior Engineer, AECOM Asia
Wong Kam Sing
Wong Kam-sing
Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong S.A.R. Government
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Tonny Xie
Director & Founder, Innovation Center for Clean-Air Solutions, China
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