Working Papers


To inform plenary sessions and promote thought-provoking discussions, the Summit commissioned a series of working papers to engage top experts on energy and environment policy questions under the 2016 Summit theme “Sustainable Future: Energy and Environmental Security in Times of Transition.”


Coal, Gas, or Nuclear: Asia’s Inconvenient Energy Choice

Mark C. Thurber, Stanford University 

Executive Summary | Full Text (PDF)


The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Natural Gas and the Implications for the Asia-Pacific

Xunpeng Shi, Energy Studies Institute at the National University of Singapore.

Executive Summary | Full Text (PDF)


The Role of Dominant Transportation Technologies in the Future of Urban Developing Asia: A Case Study of India

Srikanth Shastry, World Resources Institute
Madhav Pai , World Resources Institute

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