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Following the success of 1st Sustainable Business Dialogue (SBD) in 2013, the 2nd SBD is planned to be held on November 19th, 2014. The dialogue is focusing on best practices of how companies transformed their business functions, goals, and strategies toward sustainable business. In Indonesia, most of these practices are done currently under the tagline of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – which often triggers a one-sided perception.  It is expected that the SBD can strengthen the broad understanding of CSR and cover the multiple facets of this corporate obligation and strategy. With this, the dialogue contributes to utilizing CSR as an important building block for a sustainable corporate culture in Indonesia. At least 200 Indonesian and international business representatives, government officials (amongst others Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Industry and BAPPENAS), and academicians/representatives of the civil society are expected to attend the event to generate the public outreach and impact desired.   The parallel breakout sessions will cover the following topics: CSR Internationally and Best Practices Social Entrepreneurship Doing Business in Our Changing Climate Connecting Community with Businesses – Social Conflict Mediation Perspective This event will be held on:   Date                      : Wednesday, 19th November 2014   Time                     : 08.00 – 17.00 WIB   Location                : available upon confirmation   For registration purpose please contact Ms. Mega Rahayu (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / telp. 021 – 5274503). or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about the Sustainable business dialogue.
[WA3, 14/11] Supporting the development of NAMA in the cement sector which is currently focusing on utilization of waste as alternative fuel in the cement industry as the mitigation measure in the NAMA; a procedure to conduct MRV (MRV Plan) shall be set up, in which the quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedures should be included in the plan as well. On 10th-12th November 2014, a Forum Group Discussion in the frame of Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the cement industries was conducted at Hotel Royal Amaroossa Royal Bogor, organized by the Ministry of Industry in cooperation with GIZ PAKLIM working area industry. The 3-days workshop focused on the discussion of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedure and MRV Plan of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the cement industry. This workshop was actively participated by 35 participants from PAKLIM’s partners from the Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia Cement Association (ASI), as well as representatives from cement industries including from PT Holcim Indonesia, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk, PT Semen Indonesia, PT Semen Tonasa, PT Semen Padang, PT Semen Baturaja, and PT Semen Kupang. Opening remarks were delivered by Mrs Lilih Handayaningrum on behalf of Head of Centre for Green Industry and Environmental Assessment, Ministry of Industry, and Dr Markus Francke as Team Leader for GIZ PAKLIM working area industry. The aim of this workshop was to increase the awareness and understanding on the QA/QC procedure and thus, could contribute to the development of MRV Plan for the Cement industries’ NAMA. The first day of the workshop focused on QA/QC procedure in cement industry including examples from QA/QC implementation and QA/QC Format, supported by GIZ international expert, Mr Martin Burian. He elaborated the overview of MRV from international context, and also the proposed key parameters subject to QC. Among the agreed parameters are specific clinker emission, CCR clinker to cement ration, specific heat consumption, and specific electricity consumption.  Exercise in calculating the parameters using company data from the participants were held afterwards as simulation. On the next days, the workshop focused on MRV implementation plan in the cement industry, supported by GIZ national expert, Mrs Lusi Widowati. Discussions were held based on each topic within the MRV draft, including the MRV for inventory on CO2 emission and mitigation action. All of the participants jointly revised and actively gave inputs on the draft in this discussion session. As a result from this fruitful three-day workshop, the draft of MRV Plan was discussed and agreed among the cement industries, ASI, and MoI; and will be revised based on the inputs.   For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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 (IE) in Indonesia, GIZ PAKLIM WA 3 in cooperation with SFF Technology Transfer and BMUB Green Chiller projects, intends to organise a 6-days field visit on 24th – 28th November 2014 to Germany, to increase their understanding on the overall concept of sustainable industrial estate, how the 3rd phase of IE can be developed in Indonesia and what challenges need to be overcome. 11 participants from Indonesian Government officials including central government from Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Home Affairs, and also local government from BAPPEDA, Tanggamus Regency, Sumatera, will have their opportunity to visit several industries and industrial estates including Arcelor Mittal at Eisenhouttenstadt, Chemiepark (Chemical focused industry-industrial estate) at Bitterfeld Wolfen, and Hamburg Port – one of the largest sea ports in the world. This study trip will act as a forum to exchange experiences and views toward development of eco-industrial estate in Indonesia through a mutual learning experience between Indonesian and German officials. Furthermore, not only to visit and meet with the industrial estate managements and learn from their experience and methodology of monitoring and communicating with the tenants; this trip will also visit GIZ office at Berlin and having roundtable discussion with GIZ representatives for getting international experiences, i.e. showcases of public-private partnerships or industrial estate-related projects worldwide. This event is by invitation only. Call (+62) 21 708 52220 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.