Thursday, 09 July 2015 00:00

Public Consultation for the Review of RAN-GRK and iNDC Indonesia

8 July 2015, Jakarta. Since pledging in 2009 to cut down its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission by 26% independently and 41% with international support based on “Business as Usual” (BAU) scenario by 2020, the Indonesian Government has developed National Action Plan on GHG Emission Reduction (RAN-GRK) through Presidential Regulation (Perpres) no 61/2011 to deliver its promise. However, recent developments such as the issuance of RPJMN (Mid Term Development Plan) 2015-2019 and recent institutional changes, including the merger between Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Forestry and other changes in President's cabinet 2014-2019, it was deemed necessary by the Government to review RAN-GRK and Perpres 61/2011.  The RAN/RAD-GRK review process has been carried out through series of workshops by Bappenas, supported by PAKLIM, since November 2014. In line with the review process, the Government of Indonesia also plans to submit Indonesia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (iNDCs) as part of contribution to the global community under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The development of iNDC Indonesia is done in accordance with the review of RAN/RAD-GRK. On 8 July 2015, Bappenas presented the results of RAN-GRK baseline review and possible mitigation scenarios (ambitious, fair, and unilateral scenarios) for post 2020 period, as well as draft outline for INDC submission. The meeting was supported by PAKLIM and GIZ INDC, and attended by more than 100 participants representing Government ministries, public institutions, academics and NGO/research institutions. Director for Environment of Bappenas, in her opening presentation, explained the current achievement of RAN-GRK mitigation actions until 2013 is 272 million tonnes CO2e. In the discussions, feedback from participants include from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the necessity of highlighting the large number of poor population that the Government of Indonesia has to address which might affect choices of long term GHG emission reduction target. As a follow up, participants will work on determining mitigation scenarios (target and policies/actions) put forward by Bappenas. Indonesian INDC is expected to be completed by September 2015, in time for COP 21 UNFCCC.