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09 August 2022

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.

Dr. Steven Stone, chair of the PAGE Management Board, represented PAGE at the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) 3rd Meeting Side Event, titled “Towards Implementation and Beyond: Measuring the Progress of Low Carbon and Green Economy”.

Stone highlighted the importance and urgency to transform economies towards a greener and more resilient future, following the unprecedented climate instability, the rising pollution that is affecting human health, and the extraordinary loss of nature. He focused on the importance of allocating and spending available resources in responsible and innovative ways to bring solutions on jobs, development, and reducing poverty through a focus on social inclusion and sustainability.

 

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