In the context of the Indonesian G20 presidency, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), and the IKI projects Strategic Environmental Dialogues (SUD) and Climate and Biodiversity Hub Indonesia (CLARITY) closely cooperated.
To support the G20 Climate and Sustainability Working Group (CSWG), a study on “Stocktaking of Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Sustainable Recovery” was commissioned by SUD on behalf of BMUV. In the Chair’s Summary of the G20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministers’ Meeting (JECMM), the study receives a special mention, and the opportunities for a green recovery are acknowledged. The Chair’s Summary was published in early September 2022.
As a side event to the JECMM, KLHK – with the support of SUD and CLARITY– hosted the launch event of the “G20 Partnership for Ocean-Based Action for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation” on September 1st, 2022. The event, which served as a kick-off to introduce the voluntary partnership and provided a platform for knowledge and information exchange, was well attended with 50 in-person and 100 online participants. The large participation allowed for a lively discussion on research and innovation on coastal resilience and protection, equal social development, the ocean’s increased sink capacity, and sustainable green-blue economies.
High-level participants included Siti Nurbaya Bakar (Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry) and Sakti Wahyu Trenggono (Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries) who opened the workshop via video, as well as representatives from the British, Indian, Brazilian, and German governments. Key speakers were Prof. Nathan Bindoff (Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC SROCC), Mr Victor Gustaaf Manoppo (Director General of Marine Spatial Management), Prof. Kouadio Affian (Advisor Board of UN Ocean Decade), Hide Sakaguchi (President of Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation), and Prof. William Cheung (Director of the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia). The closing remarks were delivered by Laksmi Dhewanthi (Director General of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry). After the workshop, the British, Brazilian, and Indian representatives expressed their interest in the partnership, especially in the context of the upcoming G20 Presidencies of India and Brazil.
As a next step, KLHK plans to present the ocean partnership at the UNFCCC COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh during side event to introduce the partnership to a broader audience. India, the upcoming G20 Presidency, has already expressed interest in continuing this initiative next year.
Strategic Environmental Dialogues, and Climate & Biodiversity Indonesia
“Ocean-partnership”, “climate action”, “marine conservation”, “G20”, “Indonesia”