The Government of Indonesia (GoI) represented by the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) as the focal point of the joint GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program held the Annual Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) and the Closing of Green Growth Program Phase II on November 23, 2020.
This high-level meeting was attended by all members of the Steering Committee of Green Growth Program Phase II (GGP II), including Bappenas, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, the National Institute of Public Administration, the Fiscal Policy Agency of the Ministry of Finance, Provincial Governments of Central Kalimantan and East Kalimantan as well as GGGI Indonesia Country Representative and Norway’s Ambassador to Indonesia.
Representatives of four new provinces—North Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Papua, and West Papua—that will take part in the next phase of the Green Growth Program (GGP III), also participated in the meeting. Among distinguished members attending the meeting were Dr. Erna Witoelar and Prof. Emil Salim who provided valuable inputs to the Steering Committee.
During the half-day virtual meeting, members of SCM presented the final results of GGP II in accordance with the 2016-2020 Country Program Framework (CPF). GGP II has mobilized around USD 500 millions of green investment including USD 200 millions approved funding and USD 300 millions in the pipeline. Notable green bankable projects with approved funding include USD 110 millions from FCPF-Carbon Fund for emission reduction from forest and land-use in East Kalimantan and USD 103.8 millions from GCF for REDD+ Results-Based Payment (RBP).
Among projects in the pipelines are the REDD+ RBP for the Sustainable Landscapes program in Jambi Province worth USD 60 millions from BioCarbon Fund, private sector funding mobilization in partnership with the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) in the amount of USD 10 millions, and potential renewable energy development funds secured through Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for Regionally Owned Enterprises (BUMD) to develop solar PV power plants, worth USD 6 millions.
In the efforts to enhance competency and increase capacity of institutions and civil servants, GGP II through the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) has also developed 15 training modules and conducted 20 trainings and knowledge sharing sessions, reaching over 3,000 participants. In 2019, NIPA also launched the Green Growth Training (Pro Hijau) based on Head of NIPA Decree No. 704/K.1/HKM.02.2/2019. Pro Hijau is the first of its kind integrated within the curriculum of the civil servants training institute in Indonesia.
Additionally, the GGP II teams through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry have mentored 53 Forest Management Units (FMUs) in developing business and forest management plans and provided technical assistance and expertise in the development of Peat Ecosystem Protection and Management Plans (RPPEG) for East Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan.
As the current phase is coming to an end, Bappenas also took this opportunity to officially close GGP II and discuss follow-up plans for GGP III in terms of governance, planning and funding. The GGP III is planned to start in 2021 after finalization of the 2021-2025 CPF.