A low carbon growth path could deliver an average GDP growth rate of 6% annually until 2045. It would unlock an array of economic, social, and environmental benefits, including reducing extreme poverty, generating additional better-paid jobs, and avoiding deaths due to reduced air pollution.
In order to realise these benefits, the government of Indonesia developed a national action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (RAN-GRK) in 2011 as well as a national action plan on climate change adaptation (RAN-API) in 2014. The next challenge is how to ensure the implementation of these plans at all levels of government.
It is vital that subnational levels of government can contribute to national climate policy development and implementation plans. This factsheet outlines some of the ways that are already happening and recommends further improvements.