Scaling Up Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Implementation in Jakarta to Improve Air Quality
A research and communication plan to expand the LEZ implementation in DKI Jakarta for improving the air quality.
The project firstly help the Jakarta Government in defining priority locations for LEZ taking into account various factors. Policy recommendations and concept plan of implementation on selected location will be proposed as a result of the analysis. Secondly, the project provided technical assistance on public outreach to get public support on the next LEZ location in Jakarta.
Air quality has been indicated as one of strategic issues in Jakarta. Jakarta Government established Insgub No. 66/2020 and Governor Decrees on 1107/2020 as political commitment to address the air quality issue. A firm commitment of Jakarta Government on air quali-ty improvement would be a strong point to support Jakarta Government on how to accelerate the target through concrete action. Therefore, technical support to Jakarta Government on implementation of LEZ as one of air quality improvement measures is strongly needed. WRI Indonesia has been supporting Jakarta Government on LEZ initiative to increase public awareness and acceptance on LEZ implementation at demonstration project of Kota Tua. Positive response from public and business on Kota Tua as demonstration project of LEZ due to improvement on air quality, safety, and social inclusion would convince the Jakarta Government to scale up LEZ implementation.
Realizing the positive impacts and acceptance from the public and business on the implementation of LEZ at Kota Tua, the Jakarta Government would like to scale up the LEZ at other locations. In the year 2022, Jakarta will be the host of G20, therefore, next year is a great momentum to demonstrate political commitment on improving Jakarta’s air quality by scaling up one more location of LEZ implementation. Unfortunately, while several locations are potentially can be a place to implement LEZ, the priority locations have not been selected and a comprehensive plan on LEZ implementation has not been conducted. Providing technical support to Jakarta Government to commit to scale up implementation of LEZ will serve as strategic action to achieve bigger impact, which is air quality improvement and its co-benefits, such as safety improvement and social inclusiveness.
The team analysis the potential location for the LEZ implementation based on various criteria than has been used in various LEZ implementation worldwide.
Further analysis based the criteria will be done using the spatial measurement to provide several alternatives for further LEZ location and the concept plan on the implementation will be developed for shortlisted locations.
Public campaign for increasing the awareness and attitude towards the air quality problem and the knowledge of LEZ will be done as a part of public our reach and participatory planning.