Protecting biodiversity and mitigating climate change impacts in Indonesia

Project description

Title: Climate and Biodiversity Hub Indonesia
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK)
Country: Indonesia
Lead executing agency: Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK)
Overall term: 2021 to 2026

Representatives of the project are standing on the stage of the G20 Indonesia 2022 meeting.f low carbon & green economy.


As one of the world’s ten largest greenhouse gas emitters, Indonesia plays an important role in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Under business as usual (BAU), its emissions are projected to more than double by 2030 (compared to 2010). And, as an archipelagic state, Indonesia is severely impacted by the consequences of climate change. The Government of Indonesia is thus highly motivated to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to reach its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) target of 29 per cent compared to BAU by 2030 using national resources and up to 41 per cent with international support.

Indonesia is a mega-diverse country that hosts 17 per cent of the world's wildlife. But its unique biodiversity is at risk. Threats through climate change include deforestation, monocultural landscape structures, intensive land-use, environmental pollution, illegal fishing, poaching and the introduction of invasive species. Strategic approaches with a clear operational definition of biodiversity and financial resources are required.

Signing ceremony marking commencement of the CLARITY project (Photo: GIZ/Nela Lubis)


Indonesia is reducing its GHG emissions and coming closer to achieving its NDC targets.


The project supports the Indonesian government in mainstreaming and implementing its climate and biodiversity policy in the following ways.

  • Provides policy advice, improves capabilities and engages in inter-ministerial dialogue to advance a holistic approach towards climate and biodiversity policy planning and implementation.
  • Mobilises additional resources and explores ways to increase the engagement of a wider range of financial and private institutions.
  • Functions as the interface of the International Climate Initiative in Indonesia facilitating political dialogue, networking and communication between project implementers and the Indonesian government.
Dr Christiane Paulus, Director General of Nature Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, BMUV giving her opening address at the 4th IKI Networking Workshop 2022 (Photo: GIZ/Reo Audi)

Last update: September 2022

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