Regional Initiatives on Climate Actions and SDGs in Indonesia
Date : Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Time : 14.35 – 16.00
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 24, Zone E, GF Spodek Arena, Katowice, Poland
Indonesia has embraced the Sustainable Development Goals. The Government of Indonesia has shown strong commitment and taken early actions, including linking most of the SDGs targets and indicators to the national mid-term development plan (RJPMN), building on the strong convergence that exists between the SDGs, the President’s nine priority areas known as “Nawa Cita” and the RJPMN.
Furthermore, since July 2017 of the Presidential Decree no 59/2017 on SDGs implementation had been a major milestone, which established the national SDG governance structure and mechanisms for planning and budgeting, financing, monitoring and reporting. While the Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS leads Government’s efforts in bringing the new agenda to both the national and sub-national levels, the Decree also gives a clear role to non Government actors. This is particularly important since Indonesia is one of the world’s best examples of civil society, private sector, philanthropy and academic institutions actively embracing the SDGs. However, the National Government would also need support from the Local Government on climate actions and SDGs, not only from the perspective of financial and human resources support, but also from initiatives and innovation from the local government, particularly from the provincial government.