ASEAN Member States (AMS), with their high population and economic growth, are expected to be a new global centre of energy consumption in the future. This trend pushes energy security as one of the highest priorities in energy development in the region. At the same time, climate change concern also drives the energy sector to be more environment-friendly and sustainable. In response to these trends, all AMS ratified the Paris Agreement and submitted their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as pledges of climate action.
In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed economic activities globally, thus it significantly impacted on economic growth. As consequence, there is also disruption on both the supply and demand of energy, including electricity. This major event would definitely affect climate change mitigation landscape, particularly in energy sector to achieve energy security and resiliency as well as environmental protection.
Therefore, the concerns about climate change and energy security call for collaborative planning and action between energy and climate change policymakers, scholars, and businesses, to find common ground and ensure success in both areas. Energy and climate experts sometimes work in silos and have limited interaction with each other.
To bridge the silo and pave the way forward, the short run target of energy security and long run target of sustainability should be reconciled within the framework of energy transition. During the energy transition, a mixture of fossil fuels and renewable energy that maximises economic growth and minimises emissions might be preferable. The optimal road map to decarbonisation and shift to low carbon energy should also be developed. Energy transition is also part of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC).
To help accelerating the energy transition, improve intersectoral collaboration and connect academia with and policymakers, we are pleased to announce that ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) will hold the 1st ASEAN International Conference on Energy and Environment (1st AICEE), which will take place on 15 September 2021 in conjunction with ASEAN Energy Business Forum (AEBF) 2021. The event will provide networking opportunities for academics, practitioners, and stakeholders.
ASEAN energy transition with resiliency in the post-pandemic climate change era
This event will present recent research on energy, climate change, and related issues, especially energy transition with resiliency in the post pandemic and climate change era in ASEAN context. Some possible topics include:
The 1st ASEAN International Conference on Energy and Environment (1st AICEE) is open to all participants from the university, research institutes (public and private), government institutions, and private sectors who are interested on energy and environment in ASEAN context.
For proceedings, please kindly access via this link: http://go.aseanenergy.org/s7PHW
The registration has already closed. Thank you for all participants.
See you at 1st ASEAN International Conference on Energy and Environment on 15-16 September 2021.
For more information about the conference, you are welcome to contact the organizing committee directly via [email protected].