Think Climate Indonesia – Organizational strengthening and core research
Indonesia is one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, and the country’s emission levels are projected to increase. Rapid economic growth has led to tremendous environmental changes, including pollution and contamination of inland and coastal waters, deforestation, overexploitation of resources, and loss of biodiversity. These changes adversely affect the quality of life and the capacity of the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people to adapt to climate change. Knowledge gaps compound such adversity and limit Indonesia’s ability to meet the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions established by the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change. What is needed now is the systematic implementation and monitoring of evidence-informed climate policies and plans.
The Think Climate Indonesia initiative will respond to these challenges by supporting Indonesia to meet climate mitigation commitments and engage in climate adaptation actions. Over the course of 36 months, the initiative will support five Indonesian think tanks that were selected through an open competitive call. The initiative will achieve this by supporting independent policy research organizations (such as think tanks) to undertake high-quality research, communicate evidence, and engage policy audiences and communities on climate change. The activities that will be supported include organizational and research-capacity strengthening; implementation of research and pilot projects addressing climate mitigation and adaptation; and collaboration and engagement through peer learning and policy dialogues.
This initiative is supported by a partnership between IDRC and the Oak Foundation.