Indonesian Institute for Energy Economics got a chance to participate in realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Indonesia, especially the goal number 7: “Affordable and Clean Energy”. On December 6th, 2018 IIEE facilitated the workshop held by UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) entitled Workshop on SDG7 Implementation Roadmap to Achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The workshop took place in Ashley Hotel, Jakarta.
The consultation workshop was held to support UNESCAP’s work in developing an energy transition roadmap tool. The aim of this tool is to assist ESCAP member states, including Indonesia, in making an informed decision in transitioning the energy sector in a way that supports the achievement of agenda for 2030 with a particular attention to SDG7 and NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions).
UNESCAP and IIEE invited a wide range of stakeholders to this workshop. There were representatives from governmental institutions (e.g. Bappenas, National Energy Council, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources), private sector, academics, associations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) related to energy and environment, international agencies, think tanks, and research institutions.
The workshop was opened with welcome address by Hakimul Batih, Executive Director of IIEE, and opening address by Anis Zaman, Economic Affairs Officer of UNESCAP. The purpose and objectives of the roadmap is introduced in this workshop by Anis Zaman and Lana Zaman (Associate Economic Affairs Officer, Energy Division, UNESCAP). According to Anis Zaman, the energy transition roadmap tool will serve as an advice to the policy makers in making decisions to achieve the energy target. The tool will be in a website form, of which every state member will be handed one username to log into. Several development scenarios will be provided in the website.
There were three breakout sessions during the workshop. In the first breakout session participants discussed and identified nationally relevant measures to achieve SDG7 targets in four different areas: 1) universal access to electricity; 2) universal access to clean cooking fuel; 3) increased share of renewable energy; and 4) improved energy efficiency. The participants were divided into four groups, of which each one discussed one area.
The second breakout session started after the lunch break. The participants were divided into only two groups. Each group consisted of people from different group from the first session. At this session, both of the groups should identify the output needed from the roadmap to enable policy decisions for SDG7.
“Affordable and Clean Energy” is just one part of the whole Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, the third breakout sessions encouraged the participants to identify the interlinkages of SDG7 targets with other 16 goals. The participants should do mapping of the interlinkages and identify the target levels for interlinked SDGs.
All breakout sessions were followed by presentations from each group. The participants were also engaged in discussions on the breakout session results. Summing up the event, Lana Zaman delivered some conclusion from the workshop. She said that SDG7 roadmap tool could fill the gap in improving data coordination and communication among national and subnational groups, since there is a need for data exchange platform. There is also an interest in how the tool can evaluate interlinkages of SDGs. The tool also will be helpful in defining priority from several policy options. Furthermore, there is an area for greater exploration in energy financing and pricing in Indonesia.