Denpasar, Bali - August 4, 2023 - The commitment of the Bali Provincial Government in implementing the holistic vision of Bali’s sustainable development, widely referred to as “Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali,” continues to show positive momentum with the government presenting today, the new Declaration Towards Bali’s Net Zero Emissions 2045. The Declaration summarizes the range of initiatives supporting the vision and shows the growing support from many development partners and organizations.

The ambitious target from the Bali Provincial Government has brought cooperation and support from various parties, including international development institutions, research organizations, private sector entrepreneurs, local start-ups, academic institutions, associations, and local communities, to create a wider and larger impact for the welfare of nature and society. The Declaration covers several focus areas to support the Net Zero Emissions by 2045 goal, including actions for Low Carbon Development, Bali's Independence in Clean Energy, Battery-based Electric Motor Vehicles (KBLBB), among others. These initiatives are also a showcase for sub-national efforts in achieving net-zero targets as a replicable model at the national level.

On this occasion, taking place in Jaya Sabha, Denpasar, the Bali Provincial Government declared the Bali Action Plan Towards Bali's Net Zero Emissions 2045. Several local and international development partners were in attendance to show their support and commitment, including representatives from ClimateWorks Foundation, Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), New Energy Nexus Indonesia, ViriyaENB, WRI Indonesia, among many others.

In his remarks, the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster stated, “In moving towards Bali's Net Zero Emissions 2045, the Bali Province has taken concrete steps and the Declaration that I am launching today is going to further underline our commitment to progress and the collaboration with diverse partners will deliver broader and bigger impact.”

“Currently, the initiatives that the Government of Bali has undertaken already include the policy frameworks for developing organic farming system policies with the Regional Regulation of 2019 and implementing clean energy policy as regulated in Governor Regulation number 45 of 2019, by recommending the use of clean energy from upstream to downstream. In addition, we have also enforced the use of battery-based electric motorized vehicles in accordance with Bali Governor Regulation number 48 of 2019,” Governor Wayan Koster continued.

“With the support by diverse partners and organizations will greatly help the acceleration and implementation of the three regulations so as to accelerate the Vision of Nangun Sat Kerthi Loka Bali,” Wayan Koster added.

“Bloomberg Philanthropies applauds the commitment and innovative spirit of the Governor of Bali in pursuing the ambitious Bali Net Zero Emission goal,” said Ailun Yang, who leads global energy transition programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies. “We look forward to working with the Bali Provincial 

Government and its many world-class partners to support Bali’s Net Zero Emission (NZE) by 2045 and jointly drive the clean energy transition towards a more sustainable and low-emission economy.”

I Made Wicipta Adi Sukarya, Head of Asosiasi Dewata Motor Listrik, a local association aimed to increase the acceleration of electric motorcycle usages and one of the key contributors to Bali's Net Zero 2045 goal, stated, “Our mission is to foster a sustainable ecosystem that promotes the safe adoption of electric vehicles, while at the same time, supporting Bali’s transition to a more sustainable development for its nature and society and low-emission economy.”

He continued, “We are greatly encouraged by the collaborative spirit that underpins our efforts, ensuring we are not isolated in our pursuit. We eagerly anticipate continued collaboration with numerous local and international partners as we collectively work towards achieving the Bali Net Zero goal.”

Over the past two days in Bali, delegates representing both local and international development partners have engaged with local communities actively participating in several key areas of the Net Zero 2045 development initiative. The delegates visited the coastal community and fishermen of Kelan Beach. These locals have seamlessly integrated the use of low carbon technology into their livelihood, as evidenced by their adaptation of e-boat and Mantaboat technologies. This not only exemplifies a sustainable approach to their craft but also aligns them with the broader aim of the Net Zero 2045 initiative. Additionally, the delegates explored where Ubud's low-emission zone is envisioned to be, a pioneering effort in Bali's journey towards sustainable development. The trip also included a visit to electric vehicle conversion workshops in the area, showcasing local innovation and commitment towards low-emission economy.