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Tracking ASEAN countries’ energy agendas from COP27

10 December 2022

By Ghiffari Aby Malik Nasution and Rika Safrina

The 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow last year brought about calls to urgently increase global efforts to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Glasgow Climate Pact, consisting of decisions on mitigation, adaptation, financing and collaboration, was the culmination of intense negotiations and escalating ambitions.

One of the carbon mitigation initiatives signed by the ASEAN member states was the Global Methane Pledge (GMP). It aims to cut 30 percent of methane emissions collectively by 2030 and was signed by more than 100 countries, including more than half of AMS.

There was also the Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement (GCCPS), pledged by more than 40 nations, including Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia (partially), the Philippines (partially), Singapore and Vietnam. The commitment underlines the international effort to transition from unabated coal power generation by 2040.

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Ghiffari Aby Malik Nasution is an intern in the Energy Modelling and Policy Planning (MPP) Department at the ASEAN Centre of Energy, where Rika Safrina is an MPP Officer. The views expressed are their own.

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This op-ed was published in The Jakarta Post. The original article can be found here.