Indonesia has ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26% away from business as usual levels by 2020, or by as much as 41% with international support, while at the same time maintaining strong economic growth. Efficient land use will be an important aspect to meeting these challenges.


Our Focus

CPI partners with government and businesses, at both the national and regional levels, to support a Production & Protection approach to land use in Indonesia. This approach can simultaneously increase agricultural productivity while protecting natural resources.

At a national level, CPI partners with the Ministry of Finance to support the Ministry’s work to adjust fiscal policies and mechanisms to encourage the transition to a green economy and the optimization of land and energy resources. In 2014, CPI mapped climate finance flows, and shedding light on how development finance is being used.

At the regional level, in Kalimantan, we work with local governments and businesses to develop and test approaches to sustainable oil palm. In Central Kalimantan, we are partnering with the Palangkaraya Institute for Land-use and Agricultural Research at the University of Palangkaraya. Kalimantan has great potential to increase oil palm productivity while protecting high value natural landscapes.

CPI’s Indonesia program is led by Dr. Suzanty Sitorus.

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What’s New in Indonesia


Design for a District Level Natural Capital Assessment in Central Kalimantan

October 14, 2016

This working paper, produced by Climate Policy Initiative with the technical support of Palangkaraya Institute for Land Use and Agricultural Research (PILAR) and University of Palangkaraya (UNPAR), lays the foundation for district level natural capital assessment in Central Kalimantan by reviewing existing mapping and regulations, and describing the design of such a study.

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Central Kalimantan High Conservation Value Provincial Assessment

October 14, 2016

Central Kalimantan is at a crucial juncture for sustainable land use. The region is in the middle of a mid-term regional development planning process and has the opportunity to make choices that benefit its communities and businesses into the future. Strong, evidence-based information on land values can inform the Strategic Environmental Assessment which feeds into the provincial spatial plan (Rencana Tata Ruang Wilayah Provinsi or “RTRWP”). This analysis provides a framework to help the Central Kalimantan government, businesses and communities make informed decisions about how to manage land more sustainably. In particular, the report identifies biological, ecological, social, and cultural values considered exceptionally important in Central Kalimantan, and identifies threats to areas where these values occur.

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Climate Change 2016

Institution of Civil Engineers, London, October 10, 2016

CPI Director Jane Wilkinson will participate at Chatham House's Climate Change 2016 event in the “Carbon Sinks” panel from 16:...

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Three ways international development partners can help Indonesia solve its land use challenges

February 24, 2016

At least 25 major aid organizations have been actively engaged in efforts to reduce Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions from ...

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Taking Stock of International Contributions to Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Land Use in Indonesia

February 2, 2016

This paper discusses the role of international development partners in financing mitigation and adaptation actions in the land use sectors in Indonesia. We evaluate what progress has been made to date, what challenges have been met, and what opportunities lie ahead to effectively support Indonesia, reflecting on the value add that development partners bring to the domestic picture.

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