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, low emission and climate resilient development, the country implemented a national UN CC:Learn Pilot Project in 2012-2013. Indonesia continues being a partner country during the second phase of UN CC:Learn (2014-2017). Through UN CC:Learn, the country takes a strategic and results-oriented approach to climate change learning with involvement of key sectors and stakeholders.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry coordinates the UN CC:Learn Project in Indonesia. The UN CC:Learn Pilot Project in Indonesia was implemented under the leadership of the National Council on Climate Change (DNPI). The National Coordination Mechanism also comprised non-governmental stakeholders such as universities and civil society organizations.
National Climate Change Learning Strategy
The President of Indonesia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, launched the National Climate Change Learnin Strategy on 29 August 2013 in Jakarta. The Strategy focuses on three major fields of activity: building personal and institutional capacity to address climate change, integrating climate change in the national education system and improving awareness and knowledge of parties regarding climate change.
The Strategy is also part of the policies and programmes of sectors and institutions relevant to the priority areas in the National Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation (RAN-API) and the National Action Plan on GHG Emission Reduction (RAN-GRK).
UN Support to Address Climate Change
In order to harmonize support to address climate change in Indonesia, the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Indonesia has established a Working Group on Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability. The Group meets on a regular basis to discuss and coordinate the different UN-supported climate change projects and programmes and their contribution to the implementation of the United National Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in Indonesia. The Group involves more than 15 UN bodies and is currently chaired by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).