City is a strategic issue in the context of climate change. City is potentially to be part in transformation for climate friendly and low emission development. To communicate issues of urban development and climate change in the context of science-based policy analysis, implementation and its governance, the Indonesia Climate Change Centre conducted a dialogue titled “Climate Change, Cities, and Its Governance”, on 26 September 2014 in Jakarta.
Irvan Pulungan, country director of ICLEI Indonesia, who was one of the speakers of the dialogue, said that ICLEI together with C40 and UCLG facilitate Compact of Mayors initiative that increasingly set ambitious, voluntary city climate commitments or targets for green house gas emissions reduction and to address climate change.
Indonesia’s next government for the 2014-2019 should consolidate the authority for spatial planning in order to facilitate land dispute settlement, accelerate the implementation of agrarian reform, land rehabilitation, open opportunity of financing for environmental preservation, also climate change mitigation and adaptation. Agus Purnomo, President’s Special Advisor on Climate Change, conveyed at Dialogue “Science Talks Indonesia’s Future and Its Governance”. The dialogue was organized by Indonesia Climate Change Center (ICCC), 14 August 2014.
“In addition, the consolidation will accelerate the permit process and help reduce cost of land for geothermal power plants, expansion of the airports and ports, electrical grid, railways and highways,” Agus explained.
ICCC Information for Media
Jakarta, June 20, 2014 – The Indonesia Climate Change Center (ICCC) continues to prioritize the importance of science in the drafting of a development policy. This greatly affects the credibility of Indonesia in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through its own efforts by 26% by 2020.
In response to the challenges of achieving this policy, ICCC has conducted strategic policy research through several activities which include: (1) Low-emission development strategy in the electricity and transport sectors; (2) The management and mapping of peatland; (3) Dealing with peat fires; and (4) The development of climate change knowledge management.