ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT)

RAS-2805 RAS-17/0013 ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT)


ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT) is a three-year joint project that will produce analysis and actionable recommendations to make ASEAN energy policies more coherent along two axes: (1) the axis between energy policy and energy-related climate policy within each ASEAN country, and (2) the axis between policies at the national and the regional levels.

The project will develop a survey tool to comprehensively assess and evaluate the four dimensions of the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC): energy security, accessibility, affordability and sustainability. The data produced with the survey tool will be used develop (1) recommendations for the development of APAEC 2021-2025; and (2) input for the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook. Both will be launched at the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting in 2020. In addition, the project will generate written and oral advice for the energy authorities of ASEAN countries. It will also feed into and inform the future development aid projects of international donors.

The Project was endorsed to be implemented under the Norwegian-ASEAN Regional Integration Programme (NARIP) with total funding USD 1,657,060 as per the approval of the Co-Chairs of the ASEAN-Norway Joint Sectoral Cooperation Committee (AN-JSCC) on 10 December 2018.


Responsible unit for the grant scheme: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta

Applicant: ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)

Partner: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)


Project Overall’s Objectives

  • Promote the coherence and harmonisation of national and regional energy policy in ASEAN.
  • Raise awareness about the implications of climate policy and sustainable development goals among ASEAN energy experts and policy makers, reducing the “silo” phenomenon between climate and energy policies and building capacity on the energy-climate policy nexus among energy experts from ASEAN countries.
  • Strengthen ACE’s capacity to fulfil its three roles: catalyst, think-tank and knowledge hub.
  • Increase the visibility of ACE regionally and internationally.
  • Build cooperation and closer relations between ASEAN and Norway, particularly on energy and climate change issues, embodied by cooperation between ACE and NUPI.



Beni Suryadi

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