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Project

Think Climate Indonesia – Organizational strengthening and core research
 

Indonesia
Project ID
109103
Total Funding
CAD 1,936,060.00
IDRC Officer
Melanie Robertson
Project Status
Active
End Date
Duration
36 months

Programs and partnerships

Lead institution(s)

Project leader:
Michael Padmanaba
Indonesia

Project leader:
Tjokorda Nirarta Samadhi
Indonesia

Summary

Indonesia is one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, and the country’s emission levels are projected to increase.Read more

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.

Research outputs

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Report
Report
Language:

English

Summary

KEMITRAAN is an independent non-profit Indonesian organization that has received two global accreditations (Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund) to push forward the climate adaptation agenda in Indonesia. In 2021, KEMITRAAN received a think tank grant from Oak Foundation through IDRC. Through this grant, KEMITRAAN completed two research projects: Climate Budget Tagging Study (CST) and Climate Resilience Governance Assessment (!GI-Resilience). CST is aimed at determining whether local government budgets are sufficient for addressing the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. IGI-Resilience is aimed at mapping local governance readiness in facing climate change and disaster. Additionally, making the benefit of the support to improve the capacity of the organization, KEMITRAAN also conducted series of capacity strengthening activities which aim to improve the organization's effectiveness, to effectively mainstream GEi in the research activities, and also improve the capacity in communicating and disseminating the organization's research results. Below are the results of the journey, achievements thus far, and lessons learned in contributing to these objectives.

Author(s)
Partnership for Governance Reform
Report
Language:

English

Summary

The Indonesian government has established Forest and Land Rehabilitation (FLR) as a mitigation effort to address environmental and economic problems of communities around forests. In the 2020-2024 National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN), the Government has set a target of rehabilitation of 2.1 million ha of forests and lands by the end of the period. However, several problems have emerged: the realization of FLR has not met the national target, large expanses of critical land remain, and the involvement of communities around forests has not been optimal.

Author(s)
PATTIRO
Report
Language:

English

Summary

Indonesia faces significant food security challenges, but policies to address these challenges may come at the expense of forest ecosystems. The Social Forestry (SF) program provides a potential solution to synergize forest conservation and food security objectives in Indonesia by allowing local communities to manage and protect the local forests. However, there is limited evidence on how the synergy is realized within the SF implementation on the ground. Through IDRC’s Think Climate Indonesia project, WRI Indonesia aims to fill this knowledge gap by investigating community based practices, efforts, and challenges in line with the pathways connecting forest conservation and food security in three SF sites in Riau, Indonesia.

Author(s)
Affandi, Dean
Report
Language:

English

Summary

This presentation contains a summary of the key findings and photo stories from this study. The study was conducted by Kota Kita team as part of the Urban Climate Foodprint research supported by IDRC and Oak Foundation through the Think Climate Indonesia initiative. This research is one of the initiatives undertake by Kota Kita to explore the interrelations between urban food systems and the climate crisis.

Author(s)
Kota Kita
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About the partnership

Partnership(s)

Think Climate Indonesia

Think Climate Indonesia was a three-year partnership aimed at enabling local think tanks in Indonesia to conduct effective climate actions.