Seminar on Nuclear and Renewable Energies from 24 to 25 May 2010
Launched by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), the ’Ambassadorial Series’ are a cycle of conference-debates to highlight stances and issues on environment and energies of various industrialized countries as well as to inform and educate the public.
The first session of these series took place on 24 May 2010 with the speech of M. Olivier Caron, Ambassador of France to Singapore.
His discourse focused on the France’s sustainable development policy which makes France the lowest CO2 emitting country among the seven most industrialized countries in the world.
It was followed by a session of questions and answers.
France-ASEAN Seminar on Clean Energies :
The 25 may 2010 saw successive presentations from major French energy groups : EDF, Areva, Renault-Nissan and CEA around technological innovation, industrial development and training in the field of clean energies. Several representatives from the ASEAN region have also explained their issues and views on major energy projects. The seminar ended with a roundtable around the key success factors for a sustainable energy program, hosted by a panel of experts in this field.
This event, which illustrates a close cooperation between France, Singapore and other ASEAN countries around key issues such as those related to energy, was a great success.