Indonesia’s P4G National Platform Launch: A Decade of Partnership

The launch of Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals (P4G) National Platform in Indonesia was held on February 24, 2020, in Soegijanto Soegijoko room, the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas). Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Minister of National Development Planning, gave opening remarks and officially launched P4G National Platform, while being accompanied by Danish Minister of Environment, Lea Wermelin, and Korean Minister of Environment, Myung-Rae Cho.

P4G 2030 is a new initiative initiated by the Danish Government and started in 2018. This initiative brings together government, private sector, and civil society. They work to advance sustainable growth in 150 developing countries, one of which is Indonesia, who officially joined in September 2019. P4G Summits are held biannually, and Indonesia will be hosting the next summit in 2022.

P4G has a strategic role to connect and incorporate all leaders in private sector, government, and civil society organizations to deliver the NDC under Paris Agreement and SDGs in five key areas, namely food and agriculture (SDG 2), clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), affordable clean energy (SDG 7), sustainable cities (SDG 11) and circular economy (SDG 12). Moreover, P4G is also supported actively by organizations such as Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), C40, IFC, UN Global Compact, World Economic Forum (WEF) and World Resources Institute (WRI).

According to the Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesian P4G National Platform is established to facilitate publication, showcase initial progress in P4G partnership and advance market-based solution implementations by connecting the partnerships of experts, institutions and investors. “P4G is expected to be the world’s leading forum for developing innovative and concrete public-private partnership,” he said.

Furthermore, Minister of Environment of Denmark, Lea Wermelin, claimed, “The development of P4G in many countries shows the upside of this initiative, which is to advance cooperation in delivering sustainable development. The presence of P4G in Indonesia through Bappenas directly connects Indonesia with other P4G partners, including Denmark, in achieving sustainable development goals.”

On a similar note, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea, Myung-Rae Cho, puts an emphasis on P4G partnership. “We will host the P4G Summit this June in Seoul, so that this initiative could enhance the partnership of Korea and Indonesia, particularly with other P4G partners,” he said.

The Indonesian government has committed to integrate the SDGs and climate actions to the nation’s development agenda, as they have also configured the key steps to achieve those commitments through the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI). On January 2020, Indonesian Government issued the country’s National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024, into which climate-related sustainable development issues are integrated.