• The Bali Youth for Clean Energy and Clean Energy Village programs were launched in early 2023 as part of a strategic partnership to empower local communities and drive real change towards the vision of Bali Zermo Emissions by 2045.
  • One of the key achievements of this program has been reaching out to 747 students from 8 vocational high schools in 5 cities and regencies in Bali, providing them with a deep understanding of renewable energy technologies in preparation for entering the “green jobs” workforce.


Denpasar - PT Bank HSBC Indonesia (“HSBC Indonesia”) and the World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI Indonesia) celebrated a significant milestone today in heralding a new era of sustainable development initiatives. The Bali Youth for Clean Energy and Clean Energy Village programs, supported by HSBC Indonesia, started in 2023 on the basis of strategic partnerships to empower local communities and drive tangible change towards the vision of Bali Net Zero 2045.

This program contributes to the vision of Bali Zero Emissions or Bali Net Zero 2045 through the implementation of clean energy technologies and the enhancement of vocational school students' capabilities. The Bali Youth for Clean Energy program, with its focus on clean energy technologies and improving the skills of vocational school students, is a crucial step towards realizing Bali's sustainable future vision. Since its inception in early 2023, this program has reached 747 students from 8 vocational high schools in 5 cities and regencies in Bali, providing them with a deep understanding of renewable energy technologies. Additionally, 13 students and 7 teachers from 5 vocational high schools have undergone intensive training at the Kalpataru Learning Center, equipping them with the skills needed to compete in the workforce, especially in environmentally friendly or green jobs.

As one of Sanur’s economic drivers, the program focused on empowering fishing communities through innovative solutions. The focus on fishermen in Sanur is the programs' practical approach, targeting key stakeholders in industries like fisheries where sustainable practices can have a significant impact on both livelihoods and the environment. Local partners have been instrumental in driving the program's success including Intaran Customary Village, BUPDA Intaran, DTW (Tourist Destination Area) Intaran Managers, Sanur Kauh Village, TPS3R Tanjung Sari, and Intaran Market Managers, have provided invaluable support. Moreover, collaboration with organizations like Youth for Clean Energy partners, such as the Bali New Renewable Energy Foundation (Bio Solar Farms), Kalpataru Garden, Bali Provincial Office of Education, Youth and Sports, and Bali Provincial Office of Manpower, Energy and Mineral Resources, has been pivotal in ensuring the program's effectiveness. 

The success of this initiative is measured by its contribution to broader environmental, social, and governance goals in Bali. By providing understanding and skills in clean energy technology to vocational school students, this program aspires to nurture a new generation that cares for the environment, supporting Bali in achieving its Net Zero targets and implementing green policies.

Director of  WRI Indonesia, Nirarta Samadhi, said, "Since early 2023, HSBC Indonesia and WRI Indonesia have initiated a collaboration to support Bali's vision of achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2045, through a just energy transition approach. This initiative aims to enhance local economic productivity by using low-emission technologies and building awareness, knowledge, and capacity among the people of Bali in using and maintaining low-emission technologies, especially solar panels. Our focus area is Sanur, one of the main tourist destinations and economic drivers in Bali, which is also planned as a Low Emission Zone by the Bali government.

Following the achievements of the program implementation, especially in increasing the capacity of students and the community, the next phase of this initiative will focus on installing low-emission technologies through mentoring and training of managers within the involved community." 

"We encourage the implementation of these technologies to benefit the people of Bali, especially in Sanur, through energy cost savings and increased community productivity in low-emission ways. Working with local partners, technology deployment will be carried out effectively so that the impact can be felt widely by the community in the long term and continuously," Nirarta concluded.

This visit provided an opportunity for HSBC President Director, Francois de Maricourt,to directly engage with Sanur's unfolding progress. The day's itinerary showcased tangible advancements, notably a technology showcase at Muntig Siokan Sanur Beach, highlighting the practical application of low-carbon technologies within the local fishing community. This integration of low-carbon technologies, particularly in the fisheries industry and integrated waste management sites, highlighted the potential for innovative partnerships to drive Indonesia's sustainable future. Such collaborations not only mitigate environmental degradation but also enhance economic resilience and social well-being, offering comprehensive solutions to multifaceted challenges.

"HSBC Indonesia, in partnership with WRI, aims to accelerate the transition to a net-zero global economy, promoting renewable energy adoption in Indonesia for a sustainable future. Bali's net-zero vision aligns with our global commitment, emphasizing our responsibility as a corporate global citizen. Supporting Bali's Net Zero 2045 vision, HSBC Indonesia significantly contributes to global efforts in reducing emissions and addressing climate change impacts. Our contribution at Sanur coastal area extends beyond the environment, promoting sustainable solutions, creating jobs, and enhancing the livelihoods of Sanur’s coastal community," said Francois de Maricourt, President Director HSBC Indonesia.

In concluding the visit, the handover of learning modules to the students served as a poignant symbol of the importance of education in cultivating the next generation of leaders in Indonesia. This moment resembles the profound impact of multi-sectoral partnerships, highlighting their pivotal role in shaping Indonesia's sustainable future. With a burgeoning population and abundant resources, responsible utilization is paramount to realizing our nation's full potential. Initiatives such as those in Sanur serve as crucial milestones on our journey towards sustainability. By spotlighting these success stories, we collectively contribute to the wider adoption of sustainable practices nationwide.