Today, the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) released its groundbreaking Report, Low Carbon Development: A Paradigm Shift Towards a Green Economy in Indonesia
*The report’s main finding is that a low carbon development path in Indonesia can deliver stronger growth than current business-as-usual from the first year, at an average GDP growth rate of 6% a year until 2045, as well as a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of almost 43% by 2030, exceeding the country’s current national climate targets. *
Produced under the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI), the Report’s findings will now be integrated into the country’s next five-year development plan (RPJMN 2020-2024), making it Indonesia’s first low carbon development plan.
The Report identifies an array of economic, social and environmental benefits that can be unlocked by a low carbon development pathway. In 2045, those benefits include:
– A reduction in extreme poverty from 9.8% of total population in 2018, down to 4.2% – Avoiding 40,000 deaths each year, due to improved air quality – More than 15.3 million additional jobs, which are greener and better paid – Prevention of the loss of nearly 16 million hectares of forestland – A total value-added GDP estimated at US$5.4 trillion – A closing of the gender/regional opportunity gaps – Lower required investment to GDP ratio, compared to business-as-usual
*Read the Report here:* bit.ly/2WlMbxm
The Report was launched today in Jakarta, Indonesia through a keynote speech by Bappenas Minister *Bambang Brodjonegoro*, as well as remarks from Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Maritime Affairs *Arifin Rudiyanto*, former Indonesian Vice President *Boediono*, former Indonesian Minister of Trade and of Tourism and Creative Economy* Mari Elka Pangestu, *and Lord *Nicholas Stern* (by video address). Representatives from the provinces and the private sector also took part in the half-day event.
For those able to promote the report through social media, some sample tweets are:
– #Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning @HumasBappenas launches a groundbreaking new report which finds that low carbon development can deliver 6% annual growth and more jobs while slashing GHG emissions: bit.ly/2WlMbxm
*More on the Report:* Read a WRI blog post about the Report here: bit.ly/2OpSZYd
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