17 February 2021: Senior Research Fellow Denise Cheong and Research Associate Nivedita S Participate in Webinar on Energy and Climate Outlook in ASEAN
Senior Research Fellow Denise Cheong and Research Associate Nivedita S participated in the webinar on ‘Energy and Climate Outlook in ASEAN under Brunei’s Chairmanship: Green Recovery Post Pandemic’ organised by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) on 17 February 2021. The webinar discussed the outlook for energy and climate change in ASEAN in 2021, highlighting ASEAN’s priorities in the area of energy cooperation, in light of commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Under the Chairmanship of Brunei Darussalam, priorities include initiatives leading to an ASEAN Joint Declaration on Energy Transitions and Energy Security and an ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change [to be presented] during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. Researchers from ACE presented findings from the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO6), the region’s primary source of energy information, analysis, and projections, where the focus was on possible pathways for ASEAN to navigate the clean energy transition. They also shared findings from the ACE Energy Insight Series of publications analysing the impact of COVID-19 on the ASEAN Energy Sector in 2020. Panellists were Dina Yahya, Head of Brunei Climate Change Secretariat (BCCS); Iqlima Fuqoha, Research Analyst/ Modeller of AEO6, ACE; and Nadhilah Shani, Research Analyst/ Co-Author of Energy Insight Series, ACE. Dr Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director of ACE; Abdul Salam Haji Abdul Wahab, Head of Sustainable Energy Division, Ministry of Energy of Brunei Darussalam; and H.E. Gunn Jorid Roset, Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia and Brunei provided welcoming remarks; Beni Suryadi, ACCEPT Project Manager, ACE provided the closing remarks. Monika Merdekawati, Officer of Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency/ ACCEPT Research Analyst, ACE moderated the discussion.