Gerardo Erguiza

Department of Energy, Republic of the Philippines


Undersecretary, Department of Energy; Chairperson, DOE Nuclear Energy Program Implementing Organization; Presiding Officer, Nuclear Energy Program Inter-Agency Committee. Previous Work Experience: Presidential Legal Counsel, National Power Corporation, President and CEO, Aurora Pacific Economic Zone. Educational Background: Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines College of Law, BS Mechanical Engineering, University of the Philippines College of Engineering.

Sessions With Gerardo Erguiza

Wednesday, 9 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 09/mar/2022 06:50 pm

    Special Dialogue: Asia’s Energy Transition & the Role of Gas

    Panel Gas & LNG

    Asia has the world’s fastest growing energy demand and will see the largest rise in emissions in the coming decades. Its ability to manage both the climate agenda and energy transition—to deliver reliable and affordable access to power and to stem emissions and pollution—will be key to delivering on the region’s expectations for prosperity and sustainability. To address this challenge, Japan and several Asian partners have been developing the Asia Energy Transition Initiative. The region has the potential to transform into a global renewable energy hub. Recent energy shocks in Asia and Europe have demonstrated the critical importance of meeting natural gas demand for electrification, heating, and petrochemicals. How can Asia attract the investment it needs to meet these transitional challenges? What mechanisms can be employed for the Asia Pacific region to reach its net zero future while also guaranteeing a just transition?