Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:00

Stakeholder Workshop on Development of NAMA for Pulp and Paper Industry

Jakarta, 16th February 2016. Industrial activities are known contributors to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, with sources related to energy consumption, industrial processes, and industrial wastewater. For industry sector, Ministry of Industry (MoI) has announced its eight priority industries for the implementation of mitigation actions, i.e. cement, iron and steel, pulp and paper, textile, petrochemical, ceramic, fertilizer, and food and beverage industries. Having experiences in developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Cement Industry, MoI would like to develop NAMA in other priority industries. Among the other seven industries, the Pulp and Paper (P&P) industry is considered suitable to undergo the process for the development of NAMA because the industry is interested in reducing GHG emission and thus, gaining international recognition. One day workshop was successfully held at Double Tree Hotel Jakarta, 16th February 2016 supported by PAKLIM work area industry, actively participated by more than 40 people in total as representatives from public sectors (MoI, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and Balai Besar Pulp & Kertas), Pulp & Paper Association (APKI), private companies such as PT Graha Cemerlang Paper Utama, PT Pindo Deli Paper Product, Asia Pulp & Paper Indonesia, PT Bukit Muria Jaya, PT Asia Paper Mill, PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper, PT Surya Zia Zag, PT Surya Pamenang, PT Pabrik Kertas Noree Indonesia, PT Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper, PT Pelita Cengkareng Paper, PT Pura Barutama as well as development institutions such as PAKLIM (GIZ) and UNDP (TNC). The workshop focused on the discussion on development of a bottom-up emission baseline for the P&P sector, as well as identification and evaluation of mitigation actions in the P&P industry. Opened by Ibu Lilih handayaningrum from MoI and Ibu Anandita Laksmi Susanto from PAKLIM; the workshop and also the overall development of NAMA in P&P is supported by PAKLIM’s international and national experts, Dr. Axel Michaelowa, an international senior team leader and expert on climate policy, NAMA and CDM development and climate finance; and Dr. Ir. Retno Gumilang Dewi, a national senior expert for climate policy and energy efficiency. Dr Axel elaborated the general overview of what is NAMA. It was mentioned that the potential measures under a NAMA are manifold and can be a mix of activities in one or over several sectors, including projects and programmes (technology options) and/or policies and strategies. Dr Retno then elaborated the link between national climate policy and NAMAs, and gave several examples of existing NAMAs which are in development at Indonesia, such as green building, energy, etc. Explanations related with baseline development and challenges were also elaborated. Facilitated by PAKLIM’s national expert, the presentations were then followed by working group discussion. The participants were divided into 3 groups, in which each group consisted of representatives from public and private stakeholders.  The current conditions and issues related with baseline and mitigation actions in their companies were discussed. A spokesperson from each group was asked to present the results of their discussion. As a follow-up, the baseline setting will be finalized until end of February, whilst the first assessment of mitigation potential (and costs) is planned to be available by mid-April.   For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.