Together with other development partners, WRI Indonesia supports Indonesia’s transition into a low carbon development economy. WRI Indonesia has been working with the Indonesia’s Ministry for National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) to prepare the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024 and the Strategic Environmental Assessment that encourage economic growth that is constrained by biophysical boundaries in the development policies and implementation.


Indonesia's development to date has shown significant progress: above 5% in 2016 and 2017. At present, however, our natural resource capacity continues to decline due to various pressures such as urbanization, waste, air pollution, extreme weather, forest, and land fires. The quality of our biodiversity is also declining. Economic growth will not be sustainable if the capacity of natural resources and the quality of our environment are not taken into account.


BAPPENAS and partners conducted a systematic, comprehensive, and participatory series of analyses and modelling approach to incorporate sustainability principles into development policies. Specifically, WRI Indonesia supports the low carbon development planning in several ways:

  • High quality research and analysis, such as conducting spatial dynamics analysis, investment gap, science-based targets, action roadmaps, and business solutions in selected sectors (forestry, agriculture, peatland, energy, transport, fisheries, and water) in Indonesia and sub-national deep dives in East Kalimantan, South Sumatra, Papua, and West Papua;

  • Engagement and constituency building which involves local, national and international partners;

  • Communication and outreach both in Indonesia and at the global level, to involve renowned leaders and pave the way for investment and build support for low carbon development.

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