Indonesia commits to reducing emissions through the ratification of the Paris Agreement, which is reflected in the Indonesian Law No. 16/2016.
The Paris Agreement requires Indonesia to outline and communicate their post-2020 climate actions in their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) which was submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and indicates the goal of a GHG emissions reduction target of 29%-unconditional below business-as-usual (BAU) and a conditional 41% (with sufficient international support) by 2030.
Therefore on January 16 at the Climate Festival 2018, the Directorate General of Climate Change of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in collaboration with GGGI highlighted the importance of reducing emissions at the sub-national level by holding a public dialogue on the roles of local governments in the implementation of NDC.
The dialogue was titled “Regional Perspective on NDC: Planning and Implementation”. It is believed that the NDC targets will drive green investments in Indonesia.
The country has split its unconditional target as follows;17.2% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction from forestry, 11% from energy, 0.32% from agriculture, 0.10% from industries, and 0.38% from waste. The event was the first NDC discussion held at the national level involving cross-ministerial and sub-national stakeholders to identify practical efforts that can be made by local government in planning and implementing NDC.