Tuesday, 05 May 2015 00:00

Training on Greenhouse Gas Calculation and Inventory for Pulp and Paper Industry: Integrated Industry

28th-30th April  2015, Jakarta. The pulp and paper sector is one of the energy intensive sectors and therefore stands as particular interest in the context of global environmental discussions. It is acknowledged that energy efficiency improvement is an important way to reduce the costs and to increase predictable earnings, especially in times of high energy price volatility and unstable supply. Many pulp and paper manufacturers are shifting from business – as – usual (BAU) approach into sustainable in performing their business by seeking out opportunities to a low carbon economy without negatively affect the yield or the quality of the finished product. An important part of this transition is supporting the pulp and paper industry to understand on how the industry generates Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and what they can do to minimize it. The first broad-based training for the introduction of calculation method for Pulp & Paper Industry was successfully conducted on December 2014. From preliminary activity, it was concluded that participants would like to enhance their understanding on the reporting system which is used by the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in GHG inventory, namely IPCC 2006. As a follow up, the Ministry of Industry (MoI) supported by PAKLIM and Indonesian Pulp & Paper Association (APKI) has successfully conducted a 2.5 days – training at Ibis Hotel Jakarta, April 28th – 30th focusing on GHG Emission Calculation and Inventory based on the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2006 method. This first batch-training was targeted to the Integrated Pulp and Paper Industry. It was opened by Ministry of Industry’s representative, Mrs. Lilih Handayaningrum. She mentioned that GoI is committed to reduce the GHG emission in manufacturing companies. It was expected that through this training, participants are able to evaluate their GHG inventory calculation.  During the training, Mrs. Retno Dewi Gumilang as PAKLIM’s national expert explained about the types of data and how to collect them in order to make a calculation for various purposes accordingly (i.e. calculation for PROPER, Green Industry, etc). The participants were actively engaged in the training and keened to present the final result to the other participants. The next batch of the training will take place on May 19th – 21st at Jakarta, aiming for Non – Integrated paper industry.