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29 June 2023

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The ILO as part of PAGE Indonesia’s activities released on 28 June a  Green Jobs and Just Transition Policy Readiness Assessment to develop a baseline perspective of current green jobs and just transition policy frameworks in Indonesia. The assessment focused on the energy sector.

The report indicates that Indonesia has made significant progress in mainstreaming green economy activities into the country’s macroeconomic and national development plans. The country has also increased their global climate commitments – including setting a net zero emissions target by 2060.

The energy sector in Indonesia remains the country’ second largest carbon emitter, with national power generation being highly dependent on fossil fuels – particularly coal. As such, energy transition is a critical mechanism to achieving Indonesia’s climate targets and green economy ambitions.

Nevertheless, the energy transition will create significant employment changes in the energy and electricity sectors. In the face of such changes, developing a supportive policy ecosystem to enable future green jobs growth and to ensure a Just Transition is critical.

This green jobs policy readiness assessment aims to develop a baseline perspective of current green jobs and Just Transition policy frameworks in Indonesia, with a focus on the energy sector. To this end, the report explores recommendations for measures aimed at supporting the labour market, from both the supply and demand sides, as well as for overarching measures that will promote the enabling environment needed to ensure a Just Transition process.

Indonesia has experienced stable economic growth over the past decade, transforming the country into one of the largest economies in Asia. At the same time, the government recognises that further action is needed to address poverty, inequality, unemployment and environmental degradation. Accordingly, the Indonesian government is working to incorporate sustainability policies and emission reduction activities into its national plans and targets.

Indonesia joined PAGE in 2018. PAGE work in Indonesia is currently aligned to SDG 7 (Affordable & Clean Energy); SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth); SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production); SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).

PAGE brings together the expertise of five UN agencies UNEP, UNIDO, UNITAR, UNDP, ILO and counts on the support of several funding partners such as the EU and Germany. Currently, 22 countries joined PAGE.


Source: PAGE, ILO

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