ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project: Phase 1 (ACCEPT)
RAS-2805 RAS-17/0013


ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT) is a 34-month project funded by the Norwegian Government, under the Norwegian-ASEAN Regional Integration Programme (NARIP), with a total fund of USD 1,657,060; a joint collaboration project between the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

The project aims to improve the coherence between the ASEAN energy and climate policies, contribute to more climate-friendly development of the energy sector. Studies will be carried out to analyse the existing energy and climate policies, provide recommendations and assist the ASEAN member states in shaping policies, which reflect the synergies between (i) energy policy and energy-related climate policy and (ii) policies at the national and regional levels. The project will entail intensive involvement from key ASEAN stakeholders, and will in the long-term help enhance modelling, analytical and regional policy planning capacities within ASEAN.

Therefore, the project will support the preparation of two crucial documents to ASEAN energy cooperation: (i) The ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025 Phase 2: 2021-2025 and (ii) the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO). The APAEC is the sectoral work plan for achieving energy cooperation goals under the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2016-2025, while the AEO complements the APAEC by providing an analysis of energy trends and challenges faced by the region.

Furthermore, ACCEPT will publish thematic papers to provide policy analysis and guidance for authorities at the national and regional levels. In addition to this, the project will also promote the integration of energy and climate through the public engagement to increase awareness on the importance of energy-climate nexus. Whereby the Norwegian experience would be a benchmark for sustainable development in energy and energy-related climate change policy.

Our Approach & Activities

A survey tool will be developed to comprehensively measure, assess and evaluate the policy coherence between the energy and climate policies. The survey tool consists of a structured set of questions and data queries related to energy and climate aspects in shaping the regional and national plans and policies. Furthermore, this survey tool will be used to analyse whether policies at the following levels are compatible with each other:

• energy vs. climate policy
• national vs. regional policies, including commitment at global level

This survey activities will be assisted by two representatives from each ASEAN member states – each from the policy divisions of energy and climate sectors. In addition to individual countries, ACCEPT will also engage with the focal points of the APAEC programmes, through surveys and interviews.

Apart from that, experts across ASEAN will be recruited to develop the thematic papers. This will be a platform for the experts from ASEAN, NUPI and ACE to share the knowledge, learn from each other in addressing the issues at the ASEAN context.

Moreover, internet-based disseminations through website and social media as well as the public events, will be carried out to raise the public awareness on the energy-climate nexus in building a sustainable low carbon future for the Southeast Asia.

Responsible unit for the grant scheme: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta
Applicant: ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)
Partner: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Logo Description

  1. Power button is inspired by SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.
  2. ASEAN globe inside power button is inspired by SDG 13: Climate Actions.
  3. ACCEPT comprises of the blue color that resembles the strength in unity.
  4. The line around the power button represent the cooperation of 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) and Norway in promoting climate change awareness in every aspect of energy policy making.
Project Documents

In order to have transparency of the project, the following project documents are available for access upon request to our email at [email protected].

  • Project Proposal, dated 10 August 2018;
  • Project Agreement between ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), dated 20 November 2018;
  • Annual Progress Report 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • Mid Term Review 2020
  • Audit Report 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022
  • Final Report

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