In this year’s CCPI, Indonesia ranks 24th, improving by 15 places compared to year and rising to the group of medium-performing countries.
The previous rank was calculated with the latest FAO dataset, published in autumn 2020. The new dataset shows less emissions from the land use and deforestation sector.
Indonesia is rated medium for the GHG Emissions category, and the country was able to improve 19 places in the Renewable Energy category, in which it is now rated high. The country also continues to receive high ratings in Energy Use and slightly improved its climate policy performance in the view of national experts, who gave Indonesia an overall medium rating for its climate mitigation efforts.
Despite the improvements in some categories, experts still cite potential further improvements. The new Omnibus Law on Job Creation prompts particular concern among Indonesian experts, seeing that the deregulation law poses major threats to the environment, particularly regarding deforestation. The law is also designed in a way that impedes civil society’s ability to challenge critical projects. Moreover, experts point to the New and Renewable Energy Law, which is currently under discussion. This law would essentially hinder a much-needed coal phase-out in the coming years. Considering these troubling developments, national climate policy is rated low. The medium ranking for international climate policy comes from a comparably ambitious NDC and strong willingness to eradicate climate change. Indonesia, however, has not yet developed an LTS and thus lacks a climate strategy beyond the 2030 NDC span.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors to this year’s CCPI: Erina Mursanti (IESR), Tiza Mafira (Climate Policy Initiative), Satrio S. Prillianto (Greenpeace), Fabby Tumiwa (IESR), Dicky Edwin Hindarto (Green Partner Foundation).