Clean energy usage focused on 39th ASEAN Ministers Meeting and Associated Meetings

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The MoEE Union Minister joins the 39th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and Associated Meetings online on 15 September.

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Aung Than Oo participated in the 39th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) and Associate Meetings on 15 and 16 September in Brunei Darussalam, through video conferencing.
At the 39th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM), the ministers discussed the energy sector development issues for the regional development and clean energy usage in developing the energy sector. The meeting also discussed the cooperation among ASEAN member countries to reduce carbon emission, save energy, increase renewable energy consumption, adapt the energy consumption standards. At the meeting, the implementation of the ASEAN Plan of Actions for Energy Cooperation 2021-2025 (APAEC Phase II), and status of implementation and future plans of the sub-sectors of ASEAN Energy Cooperation such as ASEAN Petroleum Council, Coal and Clean Coal Technology Division, ASEAN Electric-Power Sector, Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Sub-Sector, Renewable Energy Sub-Sector, Regional Energy Policy and Management Sub-Sector, Urban Nuclear Power Sub-Sector, Upgrading the ASEAN Energy Policymakers Association Network and the ASEAN Energy Sector were discussed and approved.
The ASEAN Energy Ministers also discussed the potential cooperation between the ASEAN and the United States with the US Energy Minister at the meeting. The meeting with the International Energy Agency Meeting (AMEM-IEA) was also held to discuss the cooperation for the energy sector between the two parties.
Union Minister U Aung Than Oo also attended the 4th East Asia Energy Forum (4th EAS Energy Forum) held under the theme “A Low-Carbon Energy Transition in the ASEAN Region” by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). At the forum, he discussed the status of changing carbon reduction policies of Myanmar, natural gas and renewable energy technologies, Hydrogen, Ammonia and carbon capture technologies, and ASEAN carbon reduction goals.
The associated meetings of the 39th AMEM: East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting- EAS-EMM; AMEM+3 (Japan, South Korea, China); will be held on 16 September. The meeting will focus on cooperation for low carbon transition, carbon neutrality and hydrogen technology.
The meetings are attended by energy ministers, senior officials and representatives from Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia and the US and officials from the ASEAN Secretariat, and ASEAN Centre for Energy-ACE, as well as international organizations.
The Preliminary Meeting of the 39th AMEM and associate meetings were also held on 13 and 14 September, and Permanent Secretary U Than Zaw led the discussion at the meeting. The meetings held on 15 September were attended by the Union Minister, along with Deputy Minister U Thant Zin and officials. — MNA

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