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More than 400 representatives from the academe, business sector, government, civil society and media attended the Energy, Climate and Food Security Conference on August 27 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.
Klaus Preschle, country representative of KAS, stressed that this was the first time that the interdependence of these three issues were tackled in a conference in the Philippines. The AIM Policy Center and KAS invited renowned experts from around the globe to give inputs on the crucial issues of energy, climate, and food security. Among the experts were Philippine Energy Secretary Angelo Reyes, Mr. Sohail Hasnie and Mr. Xianbin Yao from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Mr. Dan Smith from International Alert, Mr. Edgardo Valenzuela from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Mr. Roland Bigler and Ms. Leena Ghosh from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), former Bukidnon representative Dr. Nereus Acosta, Mr. Stephen Anderson from the UN World Food Program, and Albay Governor Joey Salceda.
A comprehensive conference report is available on the webpage of the AIM Policy Center: