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Germany further supports Indonesia with 59.4 million EUR

23.06.2021 - Press release

Germany further supports Indonesia with 59.4 million EUR

Indonesia and Germany sign agreement on projects central to Indonesia’s development

Jakarta, 23 June 2021 - Indonesia and Germany today sign an agreement for technical cooperation. With a total volume of 59.4 Million EUR, 16 projects are financed by the German Government for bilateral cooperation projects the areas of renewable energies, green infrastructure, forests and climate change, sustainable economic development and technical vocational educational and training, as well as governance.

From the total 16 projects, 15 projects are financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and one project by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Among the recurring areas of cooperation, several new bilateral cooperation areas comprise of the following projects:

Supporting Indonesia’s endeavour in sustainable reduction of carbon emissions in Indonesia and in line with the “German-Indonesian Green Infrastructure Initiative for Green Infrastructure”, the Indonesian-German project on “Green Infrastructure Development” will focus on promoting climate-friendly infrastructure development (and financing implemented by German Development Bank, KFW) in Indonesia in three sectors – solid waste management, water and wastewater management and urban public transport.

Aiming to achieve NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) in the forest conservation and combat forest crimes in Papua, the Indonesian-German project on “Corruption Prevention in the Forestry Sector” will support Indonesia to reduce the rate of deforestation through improving forest governance and corruption prevention.

The joint project on “Adaptive Social Protection” will support Indonesia in protecting and preparing its population, especially the poor and vulnerable income groups against climate change, extreme weather events and natural disasters and strengthening their resilience.

The “Solar Cold Chains for a Green Economy” project aims to create a technological and market framework for a long-term reduction of CO2 emissions in Indonesia’s refrigeration and energy sector.

To support the Indonesian government in Climate and Biodiversity areas, the joint project on “Climate and Biodiversity Hub Indonesia” aims to strengthen the Indonesian government in mainstreaming and implementation of its climate and biodiversity policy.

The German contributions of the projects will be implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in partnership with the relevant Indonesian ministries and subnational institutions.

Indonesian-German development cooperation dates back to 1958. Since then, Germany has supported Indonesia in various areas contributing to the country’s development. Currently, Germany is supporting Indonesia in the focus areas of Energy, Sustainable Economic Development/Technical Vocational Education and Training and Environmental protection. Additionally, governance and private sector cooperation remain central pillars of the Indonesian-German development cooperation.

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