Net Zero: Pathway to Escalate the Energy Transition in ASEAN
Net Zero: Pathway to Escalate the Energy Transition in ASEAN


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

One of the FGD topics will be “Net Zero: Pathway to Escalate the Energy Transition in ASEAN”.


The objective of the ACCEPT FGD series is to create an information-sharing platform for ASEAN policymakers from energy and climate change/ environmental sector that would strengthen the policy coherence. In this second FDG, the discussion topic is on Net Zero. This FDG will provide insights on challenges and opportunities of Net Zero pathway to escalate the energy transition in ASEAN.


1. Overview of IRENA’s latest study ‘Reaching Zero with Renewables’
2. Benchmarking from UK’s experience in developing their own net-zero target
3. Outlooking the future energy trends with Net Zero potential in place
4. Discussion on Challenges and Opportunities of Net Zero implementation in ASEAN region


Dr. Paul Durrant – Head of End-use Sectors & Bioenergy, Innovation & Technology Centre – International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Paul joined IRENA’s Innovation & Technology Centre in Germany in 2018 after 20 years working for the UK government shaping UK and international innovation policies and programmes. In IRENA he initially led on innovation strategy and engagement with the aim of fostering deeper international partnership working to accelerate the adoption of the renewable energy technologies. Since May 2020 Paul leads IRENA’s End-use Sectors & Bioenergy team which supports IRENA’s member countries and the wider community in making maximum use of renewables in the industry & transport sectors and in maximizing the sustainable use of biomass in national energy transitions.
Paul graduated with a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the UK’s University of Southampton before taking on technology policy roles in the UK Home Office and Department for Transport. For 10 years Paul led on Energy Innovation Policy & Strategy in the UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. From Autumn 2015 onwards Paul led UK engagement with the Mission

Mr. Tom Moody –Regional Director SE Asia, Climate and Energy – UK COP26

Tom Moody oversees the UK Government’s climate change and low carbon energy strategy in the ASEAN region, and mobilisation of regional policy, development programming, and commercial work to deliver it. This includes directing the UK’s network of climate change and policy attaches across SE Asia, which carry out policy advisory and engagement to lay the ground for a successful COP26 for the region. Before joining the work in SE Asia at the start of July, he spent nearly 4 years in South Africa, overseeing HMG’s £50m portfolio of Prosperity Fund programmes of technical assistance in the South Africa region. His career to date has covered foreign policy, education, justice, and police accountability and standards.

Dr. Tharinya Supasa – Senior Officer – ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)

Tharinya is the lead of the modelling team in conducting the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO6) which is one of the flagship studies of ASEAN Centre for Energy. The study will be launched in the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) in 2020. Moreover, she contributes to ASEAN energy data analysis and monitoring ASEAN progress on achieving the regional target. In addition, she was a co-author to various Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) studies under AGEP phase I, such as of the Levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for various renewable energy technologies in ASEAN, Mapping R&D on renewable energy technologies and policies in ASEAN, and Page 3 of 3 is the first author of renewable energy assessment for Cambodia. She wrote 3 international journals and 5 conference papers. Moreover, she is involved in the coordination with inter-department works in ACE, SSN Focal Points, Dialogue partners and International Organisations.

Mr. Muhammad Rizki Kresnawan – Technical Officer – ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE)

Rizki is a Technical Officer of Modelling, Policy, and Planning (MPP) Department at the ASEAN Centre for Energy. Rizki holds a MEng from the Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Currently, he is part of the modelling team of the 6th ASEAN Energy Outlook under the MPP Department and a member of the research team for the ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project (ACCEPT). Besides the research activities, Rizki has been representing ACCEPT in attending several ASEAN and International meetings to share the ACCEPT project inception and progress. Last but not least, he is also actively involved in research publications, Op-ed and blogpost with topics related to energy and climate change.

Target Participant

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


10 Nov 2020



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