Mr. Saefullah, Regional Secretary of DKI Jakarta Province signed on the MoU on behalf DKI Jakarta Provincial Government, while Ms. Gina Karina, Country Manager of ICLEI Indonesia represented ICLEI
Jakarta, Indonesia–ICLEI – Local Government for Sustainability Yayasan Indonesia Office and DKI Jakarta Provincial Government have formalized their partnership to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the city by 30% in 2030 through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties on 1 August 2019 at the DKI Jakarta City Hall. Country Manager in Indonesia Gina Karina represented ICLEI while the city was represented by Mr. Saefullah, Regional Secretary of the DKI Jakarta Province.
ICLEI, through the Ambitious City Promises (ACP) project, has actively supported the city to achieve this reduction target. Through ACP, ICLEI assists the city to achieve its local climate targets and further contribute to the achievement of Indonesian government’s national GHG emissions reduction commitment by 41% with international assistance. Collaboration with ICLEI includes provision of technical assistance to cities as they draft and implement action plans to reduce GHG emissions supported by robust and inclusive stakeholder engagement. Capacity building, networking, and peer-to-peer exchange are also key activities of the project.
ACP learned from the successful experience of the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) in addressing climate change with a strong emphasis on citizen engagement. Through this program, ICLEI provides technical assistance to cities in drafting commitment and action plans on the acceleration of achieving ambitious and inclusive climate target in reducing GHG emissions through stakeholder engagement such as community members, private sector, and government. Various capacity building and training was also provided to local government on developing comprehensive local climate action.
Ambitious City Project (ACP) is an international project funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). ICLEI Indonesia Gina Karina noted that one of the flagship output of ACP is the creation of Ikhtiar Jakarta, a document that showcases the city’s action plan to address climate change including targets and social mobilization activities. DKI Jakarta and ICLEI are also working together to develop and launch an online-based feedback mechanism that will allow stakeholders of the city to express their commitment as they transition to a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Meanwhile, Regional Secretary of DKI Jakarta Province Mr. Saefullah underscored that the MoU is a significant step towards formalizing the partnership and securing cumulative support for the city as it races to decrease its GHG emissions. He expressed optimism regarding this cooperation and hoped that through this, DKI Jakarta will be able to largely contribute to Indonesia’s climate agenda.