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Indonesia’s Aggressive Renewable Energy Policies and Programs
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Indonesia’s Aggressive Renewable Energy Policies and Programs

In 2023, Indonesia has been able to make progress with policies and actions in several sectors in order to align emission reduction targets with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit. International financial agreements, as well as Presidential Regulation 112/2022 on the Acceleration of Renewable Energy Development, enabled the expansion of renewable energy projects while also...

Indonesia: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs
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Indonesia: Model Community Climate Mitigation Programs

Community-based model in partnership with an NGO In partnership with a local NGO named Yayasan Planet Indonesia, the rural communities in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, have adopted conservation practices to protect at-risk ecosystems. The NGO creates village-led partnerships to support ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) by instituting community governance structures (Conservation Cooperatives) that enable access to financial and...

Indonesia: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition
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Indonesia: COP 28 Recommendations for Strengthening Country Climate Ambition

Dear Honourable Dr. Agus Justianto, Director General of Sustainable Forest Management of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Contact: agusjustianto@yahoo.com   Indonesia Ministry of Forest: pusdata@dephut.cbn.net.id My name is Netra Naik. I am the Country Manager for Indonesia for Climate Scorecard, a non-profit organization that monitors leading greenhouse gas-emitting countries’ climate policies and programs....

Indonesia Produces GHG Inventory Reports but they are Dated and Limited
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Indonesia Produces GHG Inventory Reports but they are Dated and Limited

Rating C In 1999, Indonesia submitted an Initial National Communication (INC) document to the newly formed United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), which estimated the country’s GHG emissions for the year 1990. Later, in 2010, the country submitted a Second National Communication (SNC) covering GHG emissions for the time series between 2000 and...

The Understanding and Response to Climate Change by Farmers in Indonesia Varies Depending on Their Location
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The Understanding and Response to Climate Change by Farmers in Indonesia Varies Depending on Their Location

Rating B (Moderate progress to sustainability) Indonesia has approximately 38.8 million farmers dispersed among 75,436 villages, 7,232 sub-districts, and 514 regencies/cities. Rice is the primary crop cultivated by Indonesian farmers. Other crops cultivated by farmers are palm oil, natural rubber, cocoa, coffee, tea, cassava, rice, and tropical spices. The average size of the farm is...

Indonesia’s Effort Toward Integrated Water Resource Management and Climate Adaptation Hasn’t Had a Relevant Impact So Far
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Indonesia’s Effort Toward Integrated Water Resource Management and Climate Adaptation Hasn’t Had a Relevant Impact So Far

Rating C (Holding Steady)   The water supply and demand vary in Indonesia across several islands based on population density. The freshwater supply is abundant in Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Papua islands, where the population is less. Conversely, the densely populated Java Island faces water scarcity due to low access to piped water and widespread pollution....

Indonesia’s ProKlim Project Supports its NDC Commitments by Coordinating National Climate-Related Targets With Local-Level Actions
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Indonesia’s ProKlim Project Supports its NDC Commitments by Coordinating National Climate-Related Targets With Local-Level Actions

Program Overview Through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Government of Indonesia initiated a program in 2012 termed ‘The Kampung Iklim (Climate Village) Programme’ (ProKlim). The goal of the program is to address the climate vulnerability of the local communities by helping them to adapt and mitigate its effects. The program promotes a low-carbon...

Indonesia will likely fail to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030
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Indonesia will likely fail to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030

Indonesia has set an increased climate target of reducing its carbon emissions by 32% below the business-as-usual scenario (BAU) by utilizing its resources and by 43% below BAU with international financial support. The country hopes to reach net zero emissions by 2060 but has not communicated it explicitly in its long-term strategy. The emission reductions...

Indonesia spent 77.5 Trillion IDR in fossil fuel subsidies in 2022
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Indonesia spent 77.5 Trillion IDR in fossil fuel subsidies in 2022

According to Statista Research Department, in 2022, the Indonesian government invested approximately 77.5 trillion IDR in fossil fuel subsidies. This investment is less than the 2020 COVID-19 recovery budget, which heavily supported the fossil fuel sector and provided 95.3 trillion IDR directly to state-owned enterprises. The total fossil fuel bill in 2020 was 206 trillion...

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