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Indonesia has made a critical step towards achieving its climate objectives and alleviating poverty with its Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI).

Indonesia has experienced stable economic growth over the past decade, transforming the country into one of the largest economies in Asia. Yet, further action is needed to address poverty, inequality, unemployment and environmental degradation and the Indonesian Government is working to incorporate sustainability policies and emission reduction activities into its national plans and targets.  

In 2017, the government, under the leadership of the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), launched the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI), a non-siloed approach to achieve low-carbon development, sustainable natural resource management and poverty alleviation while maintaining economic growth. The various policy scenarios that were identified and assessed through the LCDI are being mainstreamed into the newest National Medium-Term Development Plan 2020-2024 (or RPJMN). This first “green” RPJMN was launched in the beginning of 2020 and will be used by sector ministries, government bodies and other stakeholders as a reference for their policymaking and programmatic planning for the next five years.  

In discussions with the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), circular economy was identified as a key area for PAGE to assist Indonesia as part of the country’efforts to promote a green recovery through its ‘Build Back Better with Low Carbon Development (B3-Low Carbon)’ initiative. With targeted, additional support, PAGE will help assess the potential of circular economy to contribute to a green and inclusive economic recovery, inclusive of job creation, skills development, and resource efficiency improvements, and identify what fiscal and non-fiscal stimulus plans and policies will best foster private investment in circular economyPAGE will also contribute to the development of a national policy and plan for promoting circular economy, which will inform the next National Medium-term Development Plan 2025-2029. An awareness-raising campaign on a green recovery and the circular economy for the general public and targeted capacity-building programme on planning and budgeting for a green and inclusive recovery for government officials are also planned within this scope.  

PAGE work in Indonesia is currently aligned to the following SDGs: SDG 7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals). 

  • 2017

    LCDI launched

  • 2018

    Indonesia joins PAGE

    Kick-off meeting held providing an overview on the RPJMN

    PAGE Inception Workshop held to inform PAGE support

  • 2019

    Report on “Low Carbon Development: A Paradigm Shift Towards a Green Economy in Indonesia” launched with inputs provided by PAGE on LCDI policy scenarios

    A Framework for LCDI Phase 2 developed, including a role sharing matrix

    Validation workshop for the Green Industry and Trade Pre-Assessment held

    Four day introductory training on Low Carbon Development, System Thinking, System Dynamics Modelling and Red-cluw held

    Draft green economy stocktaking study completed

  • 2020

    Development of LCDI energy sub-model commenced 

    Green economy stocktaking study report released

    Kick-off meetings in West Java and Bali for PAGE’s support to the regional LCDI Implementation 

    Green Economy Learning Assessment commenced

    Provincial LCDI macro system dynamics model completed and presented to key stakeholders

    Rapid Assessment on Green Stimulus in energy, waste and industry sectors commenced 

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