Indonesia South-South Study Visit to Shenzhen, China

GGGI Indonesia teamed up with GGGI China in support of the Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia (Bappenas) to explore best practices on green growth.

Bappenas is currently in the process of developing the National Medium-Term Development Plan 2020-2024 with a strong focus on low carbon development, to ensure Indonesia’s climate action targets (Nationally Determined Contributions/NDC) as well as Indonesia’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) can be achieved. Facilitated by GGGI Indonesia and GGGI China, the Ministry held a South-South Knowledge Exchange trip to China on 19-23 November, to obtain more comprehensive knowledge and sense on what Green Growth.

During the event, participants discussed the challenges and success factors as experienced by China on implementing a long-term green growth program. In addition, participants had a chance to learn about strong efforts of the China Government in compiling policies on incentives to create local manufacturing facilities and related infrastructure for solar panels. They also learnt on how the China Government uses the public transport system as the initial point of rolling out the electric vehicle infrastructure as a viable path.

This South-South Knowledge Exchange trip served as a platform for sharing experience and insights from Danzao and Nanhai Local Governments in Shenzhen, China, on best practices on green growth, public policies for sustainable mobility and transport, andhow they play a key role in guiding industrial development and promoting industries as well as research and development clusters, showing a proactive role in shaping the development of the economy.