7 July 2023

Full Report: Green Jobs and Just Transition Policy Readiness Assessment in the Energy Sector in Indonesia

Indonesia has made significant progress in mainstreaming green economy activities into the country’s macroeconomic and national development plans. The country has also increased their global climate commitments – including setting a net zero emissions target by 2060. However, the energy sector in Indonesia remains the country’s second largest carbon emitter, with national power generation being highly dependent on fossil fuels – particularly coal. As such, energy transition is a critical mechanism to achieving Indonesia’s climate targets and green economy ambitions.

Energy transition will, however, create significant employment changes in the energy and electricity sectors. In the face of such changes, developing a supportive policy ecosystem to enable future green jobs growth and to ensure a Just Transition is critical. This green jobs policy readiness assessment aims to develop a baseline perspective of current green jobs and Just Transition policy frameworks in Indonesia, with a focus on the energy sector. To this end, the report explores recommendations for measures aimed at supporting the labour market, from both the supply and demand sides, as well as for overarching measures that will promote the enabling environment needed to ensure a Just Transition process.