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Jakarta, 11 November 2015 Bappenas hosted a Technical Assistance for RAD-GRK Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) 2010-2015 and RAD-GRK BAU Baseline on 2-5 November 2015 in Lombok, supported by GIZ Paklim, among other donors. The workshop was participated by 31 provinces; absent provinces were Bangka Belitung, East Nusa Tenggara, North Maluku. The workshop was facilitated by representatives from sectoral ministries, RAN-GRK Secretariat, GIZ, ICRAF, and other partners. The objective of the workshop was to gather updated MER reports, revised provincial Business-as-Usual baseline from provinces, and initiated the review of RAD-GRK mitigation action plan.   During the 4 days workshop, provinces were assisted on the new RAD-GRK Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) format for energy-based, land-based and waste sectors, and updated their MER report from 2010-2015. Provinces were also assisted on sectoral BAU Baseline (2000-2020) and updated provincial BAU. Provinces also looked into RAD-GRK to match RAD-GRK mitigation action plan with implemented and reported actions. Updated reports were compiled by RAN-GRK Secretariat. In general, there were more MER reports collected by the RAN-GRK Secretariat, although some reporting year or some sectors were still missing.   In the workshop, challenges met to fulfill the MER reporting requirement include lack of data, the rotation of staff in the provinces, software specification required (to develop BAU Baseline) is not compatible, review of mitigation action plan requires time, coordination between provinces and cities. As a follow up, Bappenas will finalise the Guideline for RAN/RAD-GRK Review, propose relevant deconcentration fund  for 2016, and intensify assistance to provinces who have not handed in complete MER reports from all sectors and all reporting years.   For more information, go to  
28-30 October 2015, Balikpapan. As one of priority industrial sector for mitigation of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the fertilizer industry offers a unique opportunity for development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the industry sector. Beside emissions from its energy consumption, the industry also releases GHG emissions from its industrial process because of the reforming processes during ammonia production. To start with the process of NAMA development, a three-day workshop was held at Aston Hotel, Balikpapan. The workshop started with opening remark from Head of Environmental Assessment Division from Ministry of Industry (MoI), Ms. Lilih Handayaningrum, and followed by a presentation on development of NAMA in fertilizer industry by PAKLIM work area industry, Ms. Anandita Laksmi Susanto. Ms. Retno Gumilang Dewi, in her role as PAKLIM’s expert, elaborated the steps to develop NAMA as well as the procedure to select suitable mitigation actions for the NAMA in the fertilizer industry. PAKLIM’s national expert, Ms. Nurulseto Wardhani, facilitated the discussion on technical guideline on Calculation and Reporting of GHG Emission in the fertilizer industry. The technical guideline is being developed in order that fertilizer companies could have reference on procedure on how to do the calculation of GHG emissions, setting up GHG inventory, as well as monitoring and reporting procedure to the Ministry of Industry (MoI).  The workshop was then followed by calculation of GHG emission using online reporting system of MoI and led by Ms. Tien Fabrianti Kusumasari. The participants coming from a state-owned holding company, PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) and its 5 companies under the holding, calculated their GHG emissions by using the online template as well as manually. The calculations were divided into GHG emissions coming from energy use and industrial process. The results of the calculations were then presented by the end of the second day. To evaluate the mitigation action potential in the fertilizer industry, the calculations as well as the companies’ condition were discussed in the last day of the workshop. Based on the discussion, the fertilizer companies have lots of opportunities to implement energy efficiency as their mitigation action. By the end of this fruitful three-day event, all of the participants were reminded to give their inputs for the draft of technical guideline to MoI within one week time. It was also discussed that the follow-up workshop will be held in February 2016. 
Bali,29 October 2015.PAKLIM and Ministry of Industry (MoI) have been working together to develop and create initial plans to drive the approaches on structuring the activities related to development of sustainable industrial areas (SIA) in Indonesia as one means of climate change mitigation strategies and instruments.  The government has put their first priority and committed to accelerate the development of industrial areas and special economic zones in eastern region of Indonesia, in which MoI will facilitate the development of 7 prioritized Industrial areas at Bitung (North Sulawesi), Palu (Central Sulawesi), Morowali (Central Sulawesi), Konawe (Southeast Sulawesi), Bantaeng (South Sulawesi), East Halmahera (North Maluku), and Bintuni Bay (West Papua). MoI have expressed a need for initial actions of eco-industrial development (EID) at region III, eastern part of Indonesia. Thus, in order to increase the awareness on overall concept of EID principles at region III, a series of broad-based training is planned to be held as a starting point, supported by PAKLIM. On Wednesday, 29th October, a workshop specifically designed to the central and local government was successfully held at Santika Hotel Kuta Bali, in conjunction with MoI’s discussion of finalization of WPPI (Wilayah Pusat Pertumbuhan Industri) Masterplan conducted on 28th October 2015. The workshop was designed towards setting up such common understanding on basic concept of EID, participated by more than 25 people as representatives from Ministry of Industry, local governments (Bappeda, DisPerinDag) from region III (Halmahera timur, Halmahera tengah, Bintuni, Morotai, Papua, Papua Barat), government-owned enterprises of PT Pupuk Indonesia and PT Antam, and also MoI’s external experts from University of Indonesia and PT Surveyor Indonesia. Dr Markus Francke as PAKLIM work area industry’s team leader, opened the session by giving a short presentation on PAKLIM’s background and the relation to SIA activities, followed by three modules of training through presentations and active discussion with the topic of: Concept of Sustainable Industrial Development, Introduction to Sustainable Industrial Areas, Best Practices for Introducing Sustainable Industrial Areas. The presentations were followed by FGD (focus group discussion), with the objectives to define problems related to SIA, exchanging/sharing experiences both from public and private sectors, unblocking any obstacles encountered. As a result, it was identified that all participants are very keen to apply the 4 pillars of SIA (organization, environment, economy, and social) within their scope of responsibility at their regions, although an improvement of coordination among different stakeholders involved is crucial. By the end of the training, the participants expressed their appreciation to PAKLIM and made a suggestion to have more capacity building facilitated by PAKLIM at different areas within their regions. All the materials are publically available. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        
Mexico City, 12-14 October 2015.  As part of cooperation between GIZ PAKLIM and Ministry of Industry, and as part of efforts to increase awareness of Government of Indonesia and capacity to develop a national approach towards greening industrial estates in Indonesia, GIZ PAKLIM work area industry in cooperation with SFF Technology Transfer project, supported a 3-days participation of Ministry of Industry to the Sustainable Industrial Areas (SIA) International Conference held at Marriot Hotel Mexico City 12-14 October 2015, to increase their understanding on the overall concept of sustainable industrial estate. Two participants as representatives from Directorate General of Industry Regional Development and also PAKLIM work area industry; had their opportunity to visit two industrial estates at Mexico City and participated in the conference as well. In this occasion, Dr. Ir Heru Kustanto, M.Si as Head of Program, Evaluation, and Reporting and Mrs Kusdarmastuti Fransisca as Head of Industrial Estate Sub-Directorate, Industrial Facilitation Development Region I, participated the event. With the theme of ”Industrial Areas: Be Competitive through Sustainability - Criteria for Best Practices”, around 150 people actively participated in the conference coming from develop and developing countries including Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia, India, Germany, USA, Egypt, Columbia, Chile, France, Bangladesh, etc. On Monday the 12th, the trip began with site visits to Industrial Park Prologis Tres Rios and Industrial park CPA Logistics Center San Martin Obispo. The visits showed examples of sustainability criteria applied in Mexican Industrial Areas, in which they use LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification as one of their measures; a set of rating systems developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Later in the afternoon, a meeting at Indonesian Embassy in Mexico City was held to have a fruitful roundtable discussion on sustainable industrial issues, participated by Indonesian delegates and representatives from the embassy’s division of economic affairs.   The conference itself began at Tuesday, 13th October for two days. The conference was organised by the Mexican Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources, SEMARNAT, the Mexican Association of Industrial Parks (AMPIP), and supported by the GIZ Programmes COPLAN and PGAUI II. The plenary sessions of day 1 target higher level government officials, private sector representatives and experts. In this occasion, Dr. Ir Heru Kustanto, M.Si which in this case representing the Director General of Industry Regional Development, provided inputs at the plenary session with the topic of "Sustainability - What does it mean for Industrial Areas? Where do we stand in the conceptual discussion?". Dr. Heru shared the status of development of industrial estates in Indonesia as part of Ministry of Industry’s "Quick-Wins" program. After introduction by a plenary session, day 2 on 14th October provided a chance to work in parallel groups on a variety of topics related to sustainability (criteria) for Industrial Areas, and aimed at the contribution of technical experts from the relevant institutions, including from private and public stakeholders, national and international experts, and development institutions from around the world. The sessions included topic of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Stakeholder Communication, Industrial Area Management Models, and Site Master Planning.   For more information visit For more information about conference material and GIZ SIA Guideline please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.