Navigating the Energy Transition for a Sustainable Future in Pakistan

May 25, 2023
Recognising the urgency of the energy situation, CERP, in collaboration with the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance (JRCPPF) at the Princeton School of Public & International Affairs and Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE), organised a first-of-its-kind workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan on May 24-25, 2023, bringing together policymakers, private and government sector stakeholders in the energy sector, researchers, and academics to discuss immediate priorities and long-term strategies. The event marked the inaugural session of a series of energy policy-focused workshops in Pakistan and served as the launchpad for the collaboration between CERP and Princeton. Over two days, the workshop explored the complex structural and policy problems in Pakistan’s energy sector through the lens of global best practices and how they can be adapted to Pakistan’s specific economic and social context. CERP and Princeton brought on board globally recognized energy expert Dr. Chris Greig, a Senior Research Scientist at Princeton’s Andlinger Center, Maroof Syed, CERP President & CEO, and two of Pakistan’s leading researchers on energy markets: Dr. Javed Younas, a Professor of Economics at the American University of Sharjah and CERP Research Fellow; and Dr. Ayesha Ali, Assistant Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.