Climate Resilient and
Inclusive Cities Project

CRIC Climate Mitigation Training Triggers Local Government's Participations

“Bottom-up approach is at the heart of the third climate mitigation training.” This statement was conveyed by Raindras Dwiarsa, Staff at Balai Pemantapan Kawasan Hutan (BPKH) or Forest Area Establishment Agency XIV Kupang interviewed by CRIC Project, Friday, 17 June, when attending the third day of climate mitigation training at Sotis Hotel, facilitated by Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project.

The climate mitigation training is part of CRIC initiatives – with funding from the European Union - to help 10 pilot cities in Indonesia preparing climate mitigation and adaptation action plans in coordination with relevant stakeholders including Ministry of Environment and Forestry, CCROM (Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management) from IPB University and CRIC international partners.

Instead of handling over climate mitigation plan development to consultants, CRIC Project provides pilot cites with climate action plan trainings that cover not only mitigation planning but also adaptation planning.

During this specific climate mitigation training, participants from different local government organizations (organisasi pemerintah daerah/OPD) were working together to identify greenhouse gas sources to create greenhouse gases inventories and then analyse the baseline inventories for designing the most relevant climate mitigation plans for their city.

The training was attended by 44 participants (11 women and 33 men) from different sectors that include agriculture, forestry, land use, energy and waste. Greenhouse gas data from these sectors were analysed, compiled and structured by participants – assisted by trainers - using methodology provided by Ministry of Environment and Forestry based on IPCC Guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories.

Transparency and accuracy are important aspect in developing reliable and accountable greenhouse gases data or inventory in every sector before the city could create proper climate mitigation plan. This climate mitigation plan will help national government achieves greenhouse gases reduction target mentioned in Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

NDC targeted greenhouse gas emission reduction by 29% (unconditional mitigation scenario) by 2030 or 41% (conditional mitigation scenario) with help from international communities.  

“We must collaborate to achieve ambitious emission reduction target, nationally and globally,” said Prof. Rizaldi Boer, Director of CCROM during the 3rd Climate Mitigation Training in Kupang. "There are many sustainable funding potentials to support climate action in cities from Badan Pengelola Dana Lingkungan Hidup (BPDLH) or Indonesian Environment Fund including international funding," added Prof. Rizaldi Boer.


Contributors: Aniessa Delima Sari (UCLG ASPAC Regional Project Manager), Yusak Subnafeu (CRIC Field Officer for Mataram and Kupang)

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