Monday, 31 August 2015 00:00

Workshop on Calculation of Greenhouse Gas Emission based on Updated Version of CSI Protocol for Baseline and Emission Scenarios in the Cement Industry

26-28 August 2015, Bogor. The cement industry is not only considered as a key emitting industrial sector of Greenhouse Gas (GHG), but also offers a unique opportunity to develop a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) pilot for the Indonesian industry. As part of the NAMA preparation, a study to calculate the potential emission reduction was conducted.  In the previous study, the GHG baseline and Business as Usual (BAU) scenario were calculated by using data base year 2012. However, for the review of the National Action Plan (RAN-GRK) and reporting of GHG mitigation achievement for the industry sector, it is considered important to have the calculation to be done by using data base year 2005 or 2009. Supported by PAKLIM’s national expert; a 3-days workshop was held at Best Western Icon, Bogor, to validate the cement companies‘ data by using updated version of CSI Protocol (version 3.1), and to allow companies as well as Ministry of Industry (MoI) to review the calculation of GHG emission baseline and BAU scenario using base year 2005. Organized by Ministry of Industry (MoI) supported by PAKLIM, the workshop was actively participated by PAKLIM’s public partners from MoI, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, as well as representatives from 10 cement industries including from PT Semen Padang, PT Semen Indonesia,  PT Semen Tonasa, PT Holcim Indonesia, PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa, PT Semen Baturaja, PT Semen Kupang, PT Semen Bosowa, PT Lafarge Cement Indonesia, Sinar Tambang Artha Lestari (Semen Bima), and also Indonesian Cement Association (ASI), with a total number of participants of more than 30. The workshop started with opening remarks from Head of Environmental Assessment Division from MoI and Head of ASI, followed by a presentation on cement-NAMA by PAKLIM work area industry’s team leader. Mr Ery Indrawan, in his role as PAKLIM’s expert, elaborated the Cement CO2 CSI Protocol version 3.1 and gave hands-on calculation training to the participants, based on their own company data using data from 2009-2014. By the end of this fruitful three-days event, all of the participants expressed their appreciation for having the workshop. As several data still need to be updated, compiled, and cross-checked (also data from 2005-2008), it was agreed that the cement companies will send their data directly to MoI within one until two weeks-range.