The Paris Agreement and the Energy Policies of the ASEAN Member States: Policy Brief

Monday, 11 May 2020




Rika Safrina

Key Points

Messages for policy-makers

Taking into consideration the reviews of mitigation actions under the Paris Agreement and Decision1/cp.21, as well as the ASEAN joint statement on regional climate action and the first NDC submitted by the ASEAN Member States, energy policy and measures, are clearly key to climate change mitigation. The following are key messages for policy-makers:

  • The vital role of the energy sector in implementing the Paris Agreement is undeniable, and the energy sector will, therefore, be held accountable for realising the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
  • Sustainable energy development and climate change mitigation are closely linked to each other. Thus, an effective climate change mitigation framework requires integration between energy and climate policies in realising the NDCs.
  • Energy policy-makers should be more active in dealing with climate change issues.

This policy brief is supported by the ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT), funded by the Norwegian Government under the Norwegian-ASEAN Regional Integration Programme (NARIP) and is jointly implemented by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). The project includes the active involvement of key ASEAN stakeholders, and helps enhance modelling, analytical and regional policy planning capacities within ASEAN.

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