Reducing emissions through improved waste management

Project description

Title: Emissions Reduction in Cities through Improved Waste Management (DKTI)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Indonesia
Lead executing agency: Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS)
Overall term: 2020 to 2023

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Indonesia’s inner-city waste management systems are facing huge challenges. Most cities do not have environmentally friendly and resource-saving waste management systems. For this reason, frequently, less than half of all waste is collected. Indonesia is only able to reuse 5 per cent of its waste. Most waste is dumped unsafely or burned. The greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) have a negative impact on health and the environment.

Implementing waste management solutions at local level is a key challenge. Local authorities primarily lack technical skills, reliable waste data and financing strategies. Waste management opens up enormous potential for reducing emissions and creating opportunities for sustainable and environmentally friendly growth. Implementing circular economy strategies could reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by around 10 to 15 per cent, for instance.

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The municipality of Bogor and the cities of Bukittinggi, Cirebon, Denpasar, Jambi and Malang have started adopting an integrated sustainable waste management system. In addition, knowledge exchanges between national and regional partner structures have been established and capacities increased.

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The project is part of the German Climate Technology Initiative (DKTI) and follows up on Indonesia’s SDGs. To achieve this goal the project is working closely with the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS).

Firstly, the project aims to link waste and climate goals. Secondly, it is designed to increase capacities regarding planning tools, data management and know-how, as well as to fund models at national and regional level. This creates the right conditions for introducing climate-friendly waste management measures.

As the project complements an existing waste infrastructure project by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), it is intended to facilitate positive synergies. In addition, civil society and private sector actors are actively involved in implementation.

Last update: November 2021

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