YOKOHAMA, May 5, 2017 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and the Government of Indonesia (GoI) have signed a five-year Country Planning Framework (CPF) today at the InterContinental Hotel Yokohama, Japan. The CPF was signed by Indonesia’s Minister for National Development Planning/Head of National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) Dr. Bambang P.S Brodjonegoro and GGGI Director-General Dr. Frank Rijsberman. It provides a guidance of the all in-country programming and the design of new green projects during the five-year implementation of the GoI – GGGI Green Growth Program (GGP) – Phase II.
“Our commitment towards green growth have been outlined in the Nawa Cita (9 Priority Agenda), national long-term goals (RPJPN), Sustainable Development Goals and the National Determined Contribution. This Framework will support us to overcome potential challenges that may appear and support Indonesia’s efforts in achieving our goals,” said BAPPENAS Head Dr. Bambang P.S Brodjonegoro. “We trust GGGI as our preferred partner to deliver the programs under the GGP framework and ensure that the green economy target can be achieved for a better Indonesia.”
The CPF marks a significant milestone in the GGP exertion, which provides the program with a stronger foundation in spurring the efforts of promoting strategies and knowledge of green growth, while simultaneously achieving poverty reduction, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and resource efficiency. The working framework itself was developed in close consultation and collaboration with the GoI, GGGI and other stakeholders, including several national ministries and sub-national governments. The partnership started in 2012, with planning and capacity building as the outset in Phase I (2013-2015), and continues with the implementation of Phase II (2016-2019).
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General of GGGI noted, “The member countries of the Global Green Growth Institute are committed to transform their economies to a new model of green economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive. The government of Indonesia is making important strides in its green growth transformation and GGGI is delighted to support the government to achieve this goal. The five-year Country Planning Framework we signed today provides a strong basis for the continued partnership between the Government of Indonesia and GGGI.”
Phase II of the GoI-GGGI Green Growth Program was launched in August 2016 and focuses on driving green investments in energy, forest and land-use mitigation and economic zones. Since the launch, GGGI has continued its efforts, such as by signing a specific Letter of Intent with the National Institute of Public Administration (LAN) in November 2016 to design a green growth curricula for Indonesian civil servants, kicking off a feasibility study last February for Solar PV in a Special Economic Zone in West Nusa Tenggara as well as designing business models for integrated peatland and forest management with the National Peatland Agency and Ministry of Environment and Forestry for public private investment. These joint efforts between the Government of Indonesia and GGGI aim to implement NDC targets and contribute to the global sustainable development goals.
The CPF signing ceremony was held in conjunction with the Asian Development Bank’s 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, a premier forum for the discussion of economic and social development in Asia and the Pacific. The signing ceremony was attended by high-level representatives, including Mr. Arifin Tasrif, Indonesian Ambassador to Japan; and Ms. Kari Hoel, Senior Advisor Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization championing green growth and climate resilience. Headquartered in Seoul and with teams embedded in 26 partner country government offices around the world, the Institute is dedicated to supporting governments transition towards a model of economic growth. Although economic growth is recognized as the main engine for poverty reduction and human development, current models of growth often lead to unsustainable environmental costs, resource depletion, and increased social inequality.
The promise of green growth is a simultaneous advancement of economic growth, environmental sustainability, poverty reduction, and social inclusion. While substantial progress has been made in establishing a global framework for tackling the challenges of climate change and global poverty, significant challenges must still be overcome for the world to deliver on the ambitions of building a resilient future.