4 April 2024 (Thu) 13:30-16:40
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Faced with the urgent challenges of climate change, environmental pollution, and biodiversity loss, the world is increasingly recognising the need for decisive action. In response to these global issues, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry has been actively addressing the country's environmental issues through integrated and synergetic policies since its establishment in 2014. Its efforts include tackling challenges in waste management and water, land, and air quality to ensure that Indonesia meets the SDGs by 2030.

Furthermore, Indonesia is taking substantial steps toward climate action, highlighted by its commitment to enhance its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and achieve net zero emission. Indonesia submitted its Enhanced NDC to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat by September 2022; the country increased its emission reduction target from 29% in the First and Updated NDC to 31.89% unconditionally and from 41% in the Updated NDC to 43.20% conditionally. This Enhanced NDC is aimed at supporting the country’s transition toward the Second NDC, which will be aligned with the Long-Term Low Carbon and Climate Resilience Strategy (LTS-LCCR) 2050 with a vision to achieve net-zero emission by 2060 or sooner.

Other key initiatives include the transition to the new capital of Indonesia, Nusantara, which is envisioned as a model of sustainable development, the “nerve center” for the central government, and a center for green innovation. This initiative will also attract new investment as environmental sustainability is now considered an important aspect in business and development, especially for development projects in IKN Nusantara.

This seminar served as a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on these crucial issues. Co-organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and supported by various stakeholders including the MIDORI Association, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN), the seminar addressed topics such as Indonesia's new Integrated Systems of Environmental and Social Safeguards for business and investment, equivalence with international standards, and challenges and opportunities related to environmental protection, climate change and waste management in Nusantara. This seminar underscored the collaborative efforts between Indonesia and Japan to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable development by bringing together stakeholders from various sectors to share insights and best practices.

Event Details

4 April 2024 (Thu) 13:30-16:40

Offline (The Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo) / Online (Zoom)

MIDORI Association
Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Regional Centre in Bangkok (BRC)
[email protected]
Jun Ichihara

Presentation Materials

13:30-13:35MC OpeningDian Apriyanti, MIDORI 
13:35-13:45Welcoming RemarksH.E. Heri Akhmadi, the Indonesian Ambassador in Tokyo 
13:45-13:55RemarksH.E. Dr. Alue Dohong, the Indonesian Environment and Forestry Vice Minister 
Panel Presentation  (Moderated by Muhammad Zahrul Muttaqin, Forestry Attaché, Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo) 
 13:55-14:15Keynote Speech: "Environmental Safeguard in Indonesia: Policies and Implementation"
Ary Sudijanto, Director General for Environment and Forestry Instrument Standardization, MOEF
 PDF (3.3MB)
14:15-14:30Environmental Planning dan Strategic Environmental Assessment in Indonesia:  Policies and Implementation
Erik Teguh Primiantoro, Director of Environmental Impact Prevention of Sectoral and Regional Policies, MOEF
 PDF (2.5MB)
14:30-14:45Integrated System of Environmental Approval as Supporting Aspects in Investment of Project/Activities in Indonesia and Its Equivalent with JBEC Standard
Laksmi Widyajayanti, Director of Environmental Impact Prevention of Business and Activity, MOEF
 PDF (11.6MB)
14:45-15:00Japan’s Policy related to Plastic Resource Circulation
Keitaro Tsuji, Deputy Director, Office for Resource Circulation of Plastics and Packaging, Ministry of the Environment Japan (MOEJ)
 PDF (3.2MB)
15:00-15:15Environmental protection and management in the New Capital of Nusantara: Challenges and Opportunities
Myrna Safitri, Deputy for Environment and Natural Resources, Nusantara Capital Authority (OIKN)*
 PDF (11.6MB)
15:15-15:30Initiatives on climate change mitigation and environment protection in Indonesia
Jun Ichihara, Director, Regional Centre in Bangkok, IGES
 PDF (3.4MB)
15:30-15:45Environmental management and climate change mitigation
Joni Jupesta, IPCC Task Force Bureau Member, IPCC*
 PDF (2.9MB)
16:30-16:40Closing RemarksKazuhiko Takeuchi, President of IGES 

* Note: Online participation