Indonesia hosted a UN conference on Climate Change in December 2007, which resulted in the adoption of the Bali Roadmap for a future international agreement on climate change. The Roadmap consists of a number of decisions designed to address climate change and reflects the concerns of the government on the issue.
The ILO, together with the UNEP, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and others, has set the “Green Jobs Initiative” in motion. It is a contribution to the development and implementation of a UN system-wide strategy on climate change. The objective is to promote sustainable development through technological innovation, strategic investment, and the creation of environmentally-friendly enterprises and quality jobs. At the same time the initiative will look at the adaptation and social protection needs of enterprises and workers affected by the production and consumption shifts involved.
In its national action plan for climate change mitigation and adaptation, the Government of Indonesia has committed to reduce carbon emissions by 26 per cent by 2020.
In line with the commitment of the Government, ILO Jakarta has mainstreamed the Green Jobs Initiative into both the current and planned Decent Work country programmes. Some accomplishments of the initiative include research on the forestry sector and programme implementation of LED under JOY-Job Opportunity for Youth in East Java and other parts of Indonesia.