Jakarta administration needs to reach beyond its current policies and program if it were to achieve its zero-emission target by 2050.
Trend Asia looks into Indonesia’s energy transition strategies and says the co-firing program does not have a significant impact on reducing emissions.
Indonesia is urged to show leadership, take firm climate action and ambition, including increasing its emission cuts.
Indonesia’s commitment at the COP26 will not reduce GHG emissions, but instead will commodify nature with a net-zero emission scheme in the form of carbon trading.
Indonesia targets zero carbon emissions by 2060 but the country is still heavily dependent on dirty energy, and policies are not friendly to the development of renewable energy.
The initiative aims to reduce 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions and improve 1 billion lives by kick-starting post-pandemic economic recovery and enabling emerging economies to leapfrog to renewable energy.