Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Energy and Climate Change in ASEAN

Last Updated: 28 May 2020

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, the cases of the coronavirus illness have surpassed millions, spreading rapidly to more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Countries in Southeast Asia region are not inevitable from this crisis. As of now, all 10 ASEAN Member States have been experiencing the growing confirmed case. It does not only present challenges towards public health but also disrupts other sectors, including energy and climate change.

Based on our recent survey, COVID-19 is affecting fossil fuels the most, but renewable energy is also considered to be hit. A positive temporary effect on the climate must be used to mainstream the information about climate change mitigation into the society, to involve in a more sustainable economy and environmental-friendly activities in the daily lives.

Here, we provide various updated information and analysis on the energy and climate change in ASEAN in related to COVID-19.

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