Change to Innovative Movement, Indonesia Government Will Start Low Carbon City Development

Bogor, January 30th, 2019

The change in the solution of climate change and environmental damage perspective has driven the cities to develop the low cities scheme. Those movement also was taken by Indonesia government to fulfill their comitment to reduce emision for about 29% or 41% with the help of the International by the 2030 as stated in Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

"The IPCC report stated to limit the increase of global warming by 1,5°C, the transission effort need to be faster and broader, these inclued the energy usage, land management, infrastructure development, and industrial system. We only have time 12 years to achieve this target. For those reaason, we need to change our approach from business as usual to more innovative approach," said Ministry of National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro in COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, press release, Tuesday, December 2018.

In the same occation, he also stated that the Indonesia Government is ready to integrate low carbon development in city level with the scheme PRK. The principal of the development was based on President Regukation No 59 Year 2017 regarding the Implementation of Achieving Sustainable Development which was adopted for New Urban Agenda (NUA) that was published by UN-Habitat in 2016. The development missions based on that regulation are the implementation of social aspect by improving public access for basic services; economi aspect by improving sustainable dvelopment with the help of the prosperous, productive, and competitive citizen; and environment aspect by more green, more efficient on using natural resources usage, and strengthen to have the save and healthy environment.

The efforts of sustainable cities is planning to be started on 2020. This project will have 76 project which will have 46 mitigation project for land based, 22 project for adaptation and resillience, and 8 project for energy. This activities initially will be supported by the partnership of Germany, England, Norway, Denmark, and Japan with Indonesia. Although, it still years ahead, the low city development already conducted by some cities, such as Jakarta, Bogor, and Surabaya.

Besides the effect for the environment, BBC News stated that there is an economic potential for the cities who would like to swap to low city development. BBC stataed that for example in London, the low carbon market could donate US$ 33 trillion. However, to achieved this, it will neeed a goo colaboration between government and the public sectors.


Source: as linked in the article