Banjarmasin city, continued its efforts in climate action plan development training with its third Mitigation training (M3) under the framework of the UCLG ASPAC Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project funded by the EU. The training aimed to collect baseline data and calculate mitigation data, as well as conduct tagging and scoring for climate change mitigation actions.
To increase efforts in climate action plan development training, the city invited various stakeholders, including representatives from the CRIC Climate Working group, companies such as PLN UPDK Barito, PLN UP3, PDAM and PDPAL, representatives of young people from Borneo Urban Lab and the Mayor’s Youth Staff, environmental activists, community leaders, and representatives of disabled people’s organisations such as HWDI and PPDI.
The three-day training was also directly led by the CCROM-SEAP IPB experts, resulting in very dynamic, interactive, and productive training sessions. Training participants also directly gave numerous inputs and extra data throughout the training, allowing computations to be performed instantaneously. Banjarmasin City, which has accomplished various data needs owing to strong multi-stakeholder engagement, has also experienced significant changes in this third Mitigation training. The advancement of baseline and mitigation estimates in Banjarmasin City has been significantly influenced by multi-stakeholder awareness of data completeness and input to the formulation of climate action plans.
Mr. La Ode Muhammad Abdul Wahid, an expert from CCROM, produced calculations on baseline and mitigation. The working group also actively asked questions about the role of Biomass Power Plants (PLTBM) in calculating mitigation produced, as well as the use of PJU or street lighting and solar cells from the Transportation Agency, electric motorbikes, and fuel from the private sector in producing emissions. All the inputs from the working group can be a significant addition to the data for Banjarmasin City.
On the first day, the waste sector group calculated the baseline and mitigation for the waste sector thoroughly. This allowed them to successfully accomplish tagged key measures in the Banjarmasin City climate change mitigation plan on the second and third days.
Furthermore, the participation of the Department of Food Security, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Livestock in the AFOLU sector was also very helpful in the process of confirming data availability, calculating, and producing baselines and mitigation in the agricultural sector.
The city now needs to complete its energy sector calculations and finalise the tagging of priority actions that were decided and completed during the third day of training. By the end of the workshop, Banjarmasin city should be able to prioritise mitigation measures based on the Key Category Analysis (KCA) and calculate the combined emissions for all three sectors (energy, waste, AFOLU).
The 3-day activity was concluded by Ms. Ain Roselly Syahsalina, ST, Head of Infrastructure and Regional Planning Division of Bappeda Litbang (Regional Development Planning Agency Research and Development). Ms. Selly, speaking on behalf of the Head of Bappeda Litbang thanked the participants for their involvement and enthusiasm throughout the technical guidelines. She also hoped that the technical guidelines would result in a viable action plan to address the recent surge in climate change fel tin the city.
Contributor: Kesuma Yanti - Field Officer for Kalimantan Region