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Low Carbon Development: A Paradigm Shift Towards a Green Economy in Indonesia.

Today, the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) released its groundbreaking Report, Low Carbon Development: A Paradigm Shift Towards a Green Economy in Indonesia. The Report was developed with analytic support through the NCE-LCDI consortium, which includes the New Climate Economy, WRI Indonesia, Climate Policy Initiative, Global Green Growth Institute, Overseas Development Institute, International Institute for Sustainable Development and The Nature Conservancy.  

The report’s main finding is that a low carbon development path in Indonesia can deliver stronger growth than current business-as-usual from the first year, at an average GDP growth rate of 6% a year until 2045, as well as a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of almost 43% by 2030, exceeding the country’s current national climate targets.

Produced under the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI), the Report’s findings will now be integrated into the country’s next five-year development plan (RPJMN 2020-2024), making it Indonesia’s first low carbon development plan.

The Report identifies an array of economic, social and environmental benefits that can be unlocked by a low carbon development pathway. In 2045, those benefits include:

  • A reduction in extreme poverty from 9.8% of total population in 2018, down to 4.2%
  • Avoiding 40,000 deaths each year, due to improved air quality
  • More than 15.3 million additional jobs, which are greener and better paid
  • Prevention of the loss of nearly 16 million hectares of forestland
  • A total value-added GDP estimated at US$5.4 trillion
  • A closing of the gender/regional opportunity gaps
  • Lower required investment to GDP ratio, compared to business-as-usual

Read the Report here: https://bit.ly/2WlMbxm

The Report was launched today in Jakarta, Indonesia through a keynote speech by Bappenas Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro, as well as remarks from Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Maritime Affairs Arifin Rudiyanto, former Indonesian Vice President Boediono, former Indonesian Minister of Trade and of Tourism and Creative Economy Mari Elka Pangestu, and Lord Nicholas Stern (by video address). Representatives from the provinces and the private sector also took part in the half-day event.

For those able to promote the report through social media, some sample tweets are:

  • #Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning @HumasBappenas launches a groundbreaking new report which finds that low carbon development can deliver 6% annual growth and more jobs while slashing GHG emissions: https://bit.ly/2WlMbxm #LowCarbonIndonesia
  • A low carbon development path can deliver an average GDP growth rate of 6%/yr and reduce GHG emissions in #Indonesia – learn more in new @HumasBappenas report, which will be integrated into the country’s next 5-yr development plan: https://bit.ly/2WlMbxm #LowCarbonIndonesia
  • A low carbon development path could reduce extreme poverty in #Indonesia from 9.8% of total population in 2018 down to 4.2% in 2045– learn more in new @HumasBappenas report, which will be integrated into the country’s next 5-yr development plan: https://bit.ly/2WlMbxm #LowCarbonIndonesia
  • In 2045, low carbon development could result in more than 15.3 million additional jobs in #Indonesia, which are greener and better paid – learn more in new @HumasBappenas report, which will be integrated into the country’s next 5-yr development plan: https://bit.ly/2WlMbxm #LowCarbonIndonesia
  • 60% of Jakarta’s residents are impacted by air pollution. In 2045, low carbon development could avoid 40,000 deaths each year in #Indonesia, due to improved air quality – learn more in new @HumasBappenas report: https://bit.ly/2WlMbxm #LowCarbonIndonesia
  • A growth path that goes beyond #Indonesia’s current #climate target delivers stronger growth and more poverty reduction than current business-as-usual – learn more in new @HumasBappenas report: https://bit.ly/2WlMbxm #LowCarbonIndonesia

More on the Report:
Read a WRI blog post about the Report here: https://bit.ly/2OpSZYd 

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