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Indonesia Sustainability Forum (ISF) gives Indonesia a Momentum to Accelerate the Global Climate and Sustainable Growth Agenda

4 months ago - Thursday, 23 November 2023

Jakarta – 15 August 2023 Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment (CMMAI) is set to put international collaboration at the forefront of the agenda at the Indonesia Sustainability Forum (ISF) on September 7-8, 2023. The ISF is part of the ASEAN-BAC Indonesia Summit 2023 which will be held on September 1-8, 2023.

The ISF’s spirit to fast-track sustainability agenda is also in line with this year's Indonesian Independence Day theme, "Advancing Forward for a Developed Indonesia” (Terus Melaju untuk Indonesia Maju)"

ISF demonstrates Indonesia’s commitment as a climate leader to bolster international collaboration, as well as public and private partnerships in realising world's sustainability agenda. We must accelerate the transition from an emissions-based growth to a sustainable growth that benefits people and protects the environment at the same time, with careful consideration and thorough approach" said Deputy for Transportation and Infrastructure of CMMAI, Rachmat Kaimuddin.  

ISF is also a momentum for Indonesia to fast-track global decarbonization efforts and drive the world's sustainability practices, added Deputy Rachmat.

Arsjad RasjidChairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin Indonesia) and Chairman of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC), stressed how that businesses sector have a crucial role to play in creating a sustainable business ecosystem in the green economy transition agenda. "The business sector has enormous responsibility in shaping a sustainable business ecosystem towards green economy. We actively encourage initiatives such as the Net Zero Hub and Carbon Center of Excellence, as well as mobilization of green investments through cross-sector collaboration in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. We hope through these initiatives, industry and business sectors in Indonesia and ASEAN can unite to achieve an inclusive and conducive sustainable development," said Arsjad.


Indonesia’s first official and international sustainability event will host world leaders, including: 

●      Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong

●      President of the Philippines Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.

●      Executive Director of Public Policy Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) Alice Carr. GFANZ is the world's largest coalition of financial institutions, with more than 550 institutional partners in 50 countries committed to driving a low-emissions transformation of the global economy.

●      Vice President of Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) Kitty Bu. Globally, GEAPP manages more than USD10 billion fund and is on a mission to drive the energy transition of developing countries. 

●      Founder of Climate Policy Initiative Thomas Heller, is a global thought leader on climate finance, energy finance and land use. 

●      Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific CEO Akihiro Ondo, whose mission is to deliver the best energy generation technologies to support the region's need for energy security and sustainable development.


In addition to international figures, ISF also provides a platform for Indonesian business actors and academicians to express their input in addressing some of the pressing challenges of achieving sustainable growth, in line with environmental protection efforts.

Several global institutions such as the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, McKinsey & Company, also take part in the ISF as knowledge partners, along with multinational corporations such as AstraZeneca. 

The knowledge partners will lead thematic sessions, where they will present and facilitate dialogues that aim to identify solutions to further accelerate decarbonization efforts, green economy transition, and conservation of environmental ecosystems and biodiversity. 

More information about the ISF event can be accessed through the website and Instagram @IndonesiaSustainabilityForum.