Carbon Pricing: An Energy-Climate Nexus Approach in Meeting the Paris Climate Goals
Carbon Pricing for Meeting Paris Climate Goals


ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) will host ACE Virtual FGD Series with a theme “Energy-Climate Nexus”.

One of the FGD topics will be “Carbon Pricing: An Energy-Climate Nexus Approach in Meeting the Paris Climate Goals”.


The objective of the ACCEPT FGD series is to create an information-sharing platform for ASEAN policy-makers from the energy and climate/environmental sectors that would strengthen the policy coherence. In this first FGD, the discussion topic is on carbon pricing. This FGD will provide insights on ETS and the implications of the border-adjusted carbon taxes for ASEAN exports.


  1. Insights into an effective Emissions Trading System (ETS)
  2. Insights about the Climate Club concept and the implications of border-adjusted carbon taxes
  3. Discussions on challenges and opportunities of carbon pricing in achieving the NDCs


Dr. Cyril Cassisa – Energy and Climate Analyst – International Energy Agency (IEA)

Cyril, expert on energy and climate policy analysis, became Project Coordinator in the Environment and Climate Change Team at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2018 taking charge of the project on China’s ETS and on carbon pricing in Thailand, and leading works on energy and climate policy packages for clean energy transition. Previously, he was Project Manager at Enerdata from 2015 to 2018 leading several projects on energy transition, NDC assessment and carbon pricing instruments for the WB, UNEP, IRENA, national administrations and private sector companies. Cyril has more than 10 years’ experience in China from 2005 to 2015 where he did his PhD thesis jointly between Ecole Centrale Lyon in France and Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) in China, worked as a Researcher at CAS, Beihang and Tsinghua Universities as well as a Climate Expert at the French Embassy in China. His research activities cover carbon-pricing policies including carbon markets, energy transition scenarios, particularly in EU and China, and energy modelling.

Dr. Indra Overland – Research Professor – Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

Indra Overland is Research Professor and Head of the Center for Energy Studies at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He started working on Southeast Asia in 1992, and has since worked as a long-term political observer in Cambodia for the Joint International Observer Group (JIOG) and done field-based research in Indonesia and Myanmar. In 2016 he was a Visiting Fellow at the ASEAN Centre for Energy in Jakarta. He did his PhD at the University of Cambridge and has been awarded the Toby Jackman Prize, the Marcel Cadieux Prize, the Stuland Prize and co-authored the most cited article published by the Journal of Eurasian Studies. He seeks policy relevance in his research and has been cited by the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Associated Press, Bloomberg, The Guardian, Hokkaido Shimbun, Toronto Star, Het Financieele Dagblad, Radio Free Europe, The Diplomat, PV Magazine, The Conway Bulletin. Some of his relevant publications include “Myanmar’s Attractiveness of Investment in the Energy Sector”, “An International Comparative Perspective on Energy Subsidy Reform in Myanmar”, and “Impact of Climate Change on ASEAN International Affairs”.


Dr. Hoyyen Chan – Senior Officer – ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)

Hoyyen is a Senior Officer of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REE) Department at the ASEAN Centre for Energy. She has been a technical review expert to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2015. Hoyyen holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Earlier, she was a research fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute, National University of Malaysia. Her past research studies were technology-based and community engagements projects that involved entrepreneurs and indigenous people.  She was awarded the Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship in 2016. She was also the writer of Task Force on Carbon-Free Energy Roadmap for Malaysia (2015-2025) for the Academy of Science Malaysia. She also contributed to regional curriculum development programmes on renewable energy and climate change under the initiatives of USAID and the United Nations University.

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13 Oct 2020



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