Another step towards a green economy in Indonesia
The Index was launched by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) – the focal agency for PAGE. The index builds on PAGE’s Green Economy Progress Index methodology. Among other targets, the country now aims to create 1.8 mil green jobs.
The Government of Indonesia launched its Green Economy Index during the G20 Side Event at the Development Working Group (DWG) 3rd Meeting entitled “Towards Implementation and Beyond: Measuring the Progress of Low Carbon and Green Economy”.
Following the opening remarks and the launching ceremony, a panel discussion on the nexus between development, climate change, and biodiversity was held, including representatives from the Indonesian parliament, the Ministry of National Development Planning/BAPPENAS, the University of Indonesia, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (UK-FCDO), Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL), and the UN-Environment Programme (UNEP).
During the event, the Government of Indonesia shared and disseminated Indonesia’s policy and practical approach in implementing and measuring Green Economy at country level, relevant to the G20 DWG discussions particularly around the Key Focus Area III: Green Economy and Blue Economy through Low Carbon Development. The event was well attended by the G20 country delegates, Development partners, private companies, civil society, universities, and International Organizations.