The Indonesia Climate Change Corner : Engaging Multi-Stakeholders to Promote The Climate Actions

A session by the Indonesia Climate Change Corner

Date : Friday, 17 November 2017
Time : 14.00 – 15.30
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 23, Bonn Zone, Number A02, Bonn, Germany

 

The role of non-state actors in realizing Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) has been emphasized through Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. At the implementation level, participation of non-state actors can be done through mobilization of funding and facilitating bottom-up initiatives. The Paris Agreement also highlights the importance of conducting mitigation and adaptation actions that are based on and guided by the best available science. In this regard, the role of universities and research institutions in providing a reliable scientific basis to enhance the capacity of local stakeholders becomes crucial. However, active roles of both national and local government is also needed, especially in providing policies to accelerate the process of technology transfer and to allow stakeholders from across sectors to contribute in building a climate resilient society.

This session will discuss various roles of stakeholders in promoting climate change actions in different levels. Since 2010, Indonesian Farmers Association in Integrated Pest Management (IPPHTI) together with Motivator of GT Kondoran in Tana Toraja has been collaborating with Bogor Agricultural University in promoting low carbon farming system around the area of Pangandaran and Tana Toraja, under the support various funding sources, one of them is Brot für die Welt (BFDW) from Germany. In 2017, under the support of Indonesia Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), a number of demonstration activities were implemented to respond to different climate problems that occur in the Pangandaran, Tana Toraja, and several other areas which are characterized by each specific type of climate risk.

An attempt to enhance farmers’ capacity in managing fluctuations in climate has also been carried out by IRI Columbia University, New York. IRI Columbia University is working with a new kind of insurance, index insurance, to make coverage available to the most vulnerable farmers of the world. It pays farmers when satellites identify weather that threatens farms, like droughts. To build the insurance correctly, they connect space scientists with some of the lowest income farmers in the world, including Indonesia.

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