Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) and TUV NORD kicked off the Leapfrog towards Efficiency And Progress through Low Carbon Economy Indonesia (LEAP) last November 7, 9 and 11 in Surabaya, Jakarta and Medan, respectively.
LEAP Indonesia is a Public-Private Partnership initiative designed to help the businesses from five sectors (Cement, Iron and Steel, Textile, Power Plant and Palm Oil) 1) reduce their Green House Gas emissions, 2) become more energy-efficient and 3) contribute to the national plans of the government towards low-carbon economy.
In particular, the project supports the Indonesian Government’s commitment to reduce 26% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020.
TÜV NORD Indonesia President Director Robert Napitupulu welcomed the participants, while ASSIST Projects and Grants Management Director Sathappan Sathappan provided a project overview. For his part, Mr. Gunardi of the Ministry of Environment discussed the country’s effort at reducing Indonesia’s carbon footprint.
The launch sessions generated interest among the local companies to adopt energy management systems benchmarking ISO 50001, towards reducing their GHG emissions and contribute to the switch towards a low-carbon economy.
Representatives of local and multinational companies, as well as universities and local chambers (EKONID, KADIN, and PAKLIM), attended the event. The local chambers and universities will be helping build the local capacity in the field of energy.
Multi-stakeholder sessions will be held in the coming months to create a roadmap for the LEAP program which will be followed by technical training sessions early next year.
LEAP is co-financed by PT TUV NORD Indonesia and German development bank DEG. ASSIST will play the role of a lead implementation partner by providing technical expertise, training and technical assistance to local companies.
DEG Representative Office Jakarta Hans-Jürgen Hertel and PAKLIM’s (Program Advis Kebijakan untuk Perlindungan Lingkungan Hidup dan Iklim (Policy Advice for Environment and Climate Change) Dr. Joyce Miller also attended the event. #