Augment ASEAN Energy Database on Climate Issues
The nature of energy and climate change make the exchange and sharing of information beneficial in order to promote best practices and facilitate energy-climate-related issues. This requires the establishment of information databases for data collection, dissemination, and accessibility by the various stakeholders in the region.
Hence, ACCEPT develops its database as part of the ASEAN Energy Database System (AEDS) at https://aeds.aseanenergy.org/, contains official ASEAN statistic data and related energy news and policies to help the readers in understanding the energy landscape of ASEAN and each of its Member States. AEDS is developed and maintained by the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE). Since 2018, improvement of AEDS for data collection and processing, has been supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the ASEAN-German Energy Programme (AGEP).
In addition to the data and information on energy that was collected and generated by AEDS, starting 2019, ACCEPT provides specific data and information on energy-climate change nexus as the reference so that the policy makers (or any stake holders) can build or design their policy and plan in comprehensive manner understanding the linkage between energy and climate change.
ACCEPT also complements AEDS by providing the collection of energy-climate change news in ASEAN Energy News Clippings that is circulated regularly every week to thousands of stakeholders on energy and climate change sectors in ASEAN and beyond.
From this collected news, ACCEPT build the Insights which provide the readers key stories about energy-climate change in the region during the certain period.
This activity is expected to be able to inform the public in the ASEAN countries about energy and climate change (Project Outcome 3), as it may see the change in ACE’s public outreach to include energy-climate policy nexus and improved dissemination of information about energy-climate policy nexus, while at the same time strengthen ACE capacity in energy-related climate policy (Project Outcome 2), and raise the awareness about the implications of energy-related climate policy and sustainable development goals among ASEAN energy experts and policy makers, reducing the “silo” phenomenon between climate and energy policy (Project Outcome 1).