Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:00

Training on GHG Emission Calculation and Inventory for Pulp & Paper Industry: Non Integrated Category

19 – 21 May 2015, Jakarta. Following the training for Integrated Pulp & Paper Companies held on last April 2015, the equivalent workshop for Non-Integrated Pulp companies was successfully conducted at The Park Lane Hotel, Jakarta.   The training was opened by Mrs. Lilih Handayaningrum from Assesment Center of Green Industry and Environment (Ministry of Industry) who mentioned the importance of support from the industries to provide data in order to monitor the trend of climate change in Indonesia as well as in the worldwide. Based on Presidential Regulation No.61 Year 2011, it is stated that industry has the role to reduce emission 0,001% from the target 26%, and 0,005% from the target 41%.   Mr. Markus Francke as the Team Leader of PAKLIM Work Area Industry later elaborated a brief explanation about NAMAs (National Appropriate Mitigation Actions) concept to the participants. The 3 days training was attended by more than 40 participants from 11 companies and related ministries. Lead by Mrs. Retno Gumilang from Institut Teknologi Bandung as GIZ National Expert, the participants have a better understanding about how to determine the boundary by mapping the activities in their plant and to calculate the emission generated from their plant.   The participants were divided into 5 groups, consisting of 8 persons in each group where they exercised on the calculation based on IPCC 2006 method. They input their own data from respective companies from Energy Sector, IPPU (Industrial Processes and Product Use), and also Waste Sector. Having finished the calculation, they presented the calculation result to get some inputs from the trainer as well as the other participants. Based on the philosophy of ‘what gets measured gets managed’, this training aimed to enable the pulp industries to manage their own emission by calculating it. The report to the related ministries and also the incentive should be regarded as a beneficial secondary impact where the main advantage is for the industries itself to be able to analyze their potential mitigation actions to improve energy efficiency as an important way to reduce production costs. Instead of right away determining the target to reduce emission in the companies, the Ministry of Industry supported by GIZ PAKLIM, and Indonesia Pulp & Paper Association (APKI) choose the initial approach by equipping the companies with the ability to calculate the emission from their business activities.