Monday, 18 January 2016 00:00

Review of Presidential Regulation no.61/2011 on RAN-GRK initiated by the Government

Jakarta, 22 Dec 2015. Bappenas, supported by GIZ Paklim, initiated a review on Presidential Regulation (Perpres) no. 61/2011 on National Action Plan on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emission through a series of meetings with line ministries as well as with relevant directorates in Bappenas. The Government sees the need to review the Perpres given recent developments at national level and international. Developments at national level include the issuance of RPJMN 2015-2019, institutional change of coordination structure for climate change due to change of government, the need to strengthen synergy of all relevant actors, and the need to integrate RAD-GRK into RPJMN and RKPD. Meanwhile, developments at international level include the submission of Indonesia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to UNFCCC, and the emergence of multilateral climate change funding such as Green Climate Fund that can be potentially explored by the Government.   A review (kaji ulang) is possible in accordance with Article 9 of the Perpres. Bappenas has initiated the process with a meeting with line ministries on 22 Dec 2015. Line ministries present at the meeting include Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Public Works. The meeting discussed first draft of the body text of the Perpres as well as initial inputs on the attachment of the Perpres i.e. the sectoral targets. The second meeting was an internal Bappenas meeting organized on 6 January 2016, inviting relevant sectoral directorates within Bappenas as well as legal bureau of Bappenas. The objective of this meeting is to put forward inputs from the ministries on sectoral emission reduction targets to be synergized with inputs from sectoral directorates within Bappenas, and also for further follow up by Bappenas legal bureau.   Up until now, Bappenas is still finalizing sectoral emission reduction targets that will serve as the attachment of the Perpres.