UN CC:Learn in Indonesia

Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change

Deforestation, forest and peatland degradation, and forest fires have been the main source of GHG emission in Indonesia. Despite the current achievement in reducing the deforestation rate, Indonesia’s forest remains under heavy pressures due to increasing demand of land for agriculture extension, oil palm, settlements, etc. At the same time, being an archipelago, Indonesia is very vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In order to strengthen individual skills and institutional capacities to foster green and climate resilient development, the country is implementing a national UN CC:Learn Project. Through the Project the country is taking a strategic and results-oriented approach to climate change learning with involvement of key sectors and stakeholders.

The National Coordination Mechanism for the UN CC:Learn Project includes key Ministries, learning institutions, civil society and the private sector.

The President of Indonesia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, launched the National Climate Change Learning Strategy on 29 August 2013.

Key elements of the Project include the development of a National Climate Change Learning Strategy and the implementation of a number of Priority Actions.

To harmonize support, the UN Country Team in Indonesia has established a Working Group on Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability.