SEforALL and ACE Clean Energy Transition Dialogue 2021: Energy Transition trends in ASEAN+3 and ASEAN

Event
Date
09:00 CEST
27 May 2021
End
11:15 CEST
27 May 2021
Location
Online

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)  in cooperation with ASEAN Center for Energy (ACE) is organizing this SEforALL and ACE Clean Energy Transition Dialogue 2021: Energy Transition trends in ASEAN+3 and ASEAN

The urgency to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 to limit global warming below 2˚C has emphasized the need for countries to plan their clean energy transitions. This need is further driven by countries facing challenges to improve their energy security, increase energy diversification and reduce fossil fuel imports. This is compounded with the fact that current trends indicate that SDG7 goals - universal access to modern and reliable energy, increasing renewable energy share and doubling energy efficiency improvement - is not on course to be met by 2030.  As of 2018, 789 million people do not have access to electricity and 2.8 billion people lack access to clean cooking solutions and though much more efforts are needed, it is clear that clean energy solutions have demonstrated the ability to fast-track the closing of access deficits while aligning with Paris agreement climate action goals.

Southeast Asian countries have been progressing with their clean energy targets as set out under the ASEAN plan of action on energy cooperation (APAEC). The current APAEC phase-II (2021-2025) targets 32 percent reduction in energy intensity and 35 percent renewable energy-based installed power capacity by 2025. The APAEC phase-II also based on the themes of Energy Security, Accessibility, Affordability, and Sustainability for All.

The clean energy pathways adopted by China, Japan and South Korea can also have a potential impact on solutions adopted in the global south, especially in southeast Asia. These three countries are members of ASEAN+3 cooperation framework and support the regional integration and cooperation of the ASEAN members states and support the efforts under ASEAN plan for energy cooperation and its several objectives.

Watch this knowledge exchange platform with experts from think tanks, practitioners, and academia to get the latest updates on clean energy commitments and opportunities for clean energy cooperation in ASEAN+3 and ASEAN.

Please see the Agenda below:

Master of Ceremony: Min Hyejung, Energy Specialist, SEforALL
 
09:00 – 09:10     Opening Remarks
                           by Tracey Crowe, Chief of Staff and Senior Director, SEforALL
                           Keynote Address
                           by Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director ASEAN-ACE
 
09:10 - 09:20      Setting the Scene: Context and objectives of the roundtable
                           by Alvin Jose, Principal Energy Specialist, SEforALL
 
09:20 - 10:20      Carbon Neutrality Policy updates and potential clean energy pathways
 
Moderator: Glenn Pearce Oroz, Director, International Relations & Special Projects, SEforALL

Presentations by:

  • Monika Merdekawati, Sustainable Energy Officer, ASEAN Centre for Energy
  • Dr. Wang Yi, VP and Professor, China Academy of Sciences (Institutes of Science and Development)
  • Sung-hoon Kim, Director of Renewable Energy Policy Division, Korea Energy Agency
  • Motofusa Murakami, Managing Director, Energy Conservation Centre Japan

10:20-10:25        Video Break: SEforALL & ACE Highlights videos
 
10:25 – 11:10     Clean Energy Transition challenges and opportunities for ASEAN and ASEAN+3 cooperation
 
Moderator: Ksenia Petrichenko, Economic Affairs Officer, UN ESCAP

Panelists:

  • Sirpa Helena Jarvenpaa, Director, Southeast Asia Energy Transition Partnership
  • Dr. WANG Yi, VP and Professor, China Academy of Sciences (Institutes of Science and Development)
  • Sung-hoon Kim, Director of Renewable Energy Policy Division, Korea Energy Agency
  • Motofusa Murakami, Managing Director, Energy Conservation Centre Japan
  • To Nhien Ngo, Executive Director, Vietnam Energy Transition Initiative, Vietnam

 11:10 - 11:15      Wrap-up and Closing Remarks by Min Hyejung, Energy Specialist, SEforALL