- In response to the request from the parties at the COP 19, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has taken the initiative to support interested parties to improve the understanding and measurement of labour implications of their INDCs by making available assessment tools and facilitating dialogue on INDCs.
- Indonesia is one of the countries selected considering its unique position to contribute to climate change action and the fact that green jobs assessments have already been conducted.
- As an initial step, in August 2015, the ILO organized an INDC Socialization Seminar in Jakarta for the ILO tripartite constituents in Indonesia, which encompass the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, employers’ and workers’ associations as well as other stakeholders, notably the BAPPENAS and the Office of the Presidential Envoy for Climate Change. The constituents and other stakeholders expressed their interest to understand the labour market implications of the Indonesia INDC along with commitment to support the process during the said occasion.
- In 2016, follow-up activities were supported in Indonesia project, ILO-HQ commissioned the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to conduct an impact assessment of Indonesia’s commitments to the Paris Agreement in December 2015, which is referred to as Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
- Since May 2015, series of activities were implemented, engaging the different stakeholders to conduct the impact assessment, while at the same time, use the opportunity for social dialogue towards consensus building and capacity building for a more effective and inclusive implementation of the Indonesia’s commitments as embodied in its NDC. (please refer to activity roadmap)
- Throughout the process, series of strategic consultations were set in place, to further incorporate country inputs to ongoing impact assessment, and ensure relevance to ongoing initiatives by stakeholders. It was also an opportunity to expose the Tripartite constituents to new partners, and expand previous efforts on Green Jobs, where Indonesia had pioneering experience. These groups/organizations included:
- Office of the Presidential Envoy for Climate Change
- Ministry of Environment and Forestry
- BAPPENAS, Natural Resources and Maritime Directorate
- Ministry of Manpower, Labor Market Development
- Academe, Environment & Climate CSOs/NGOs (Green Voice, GGGI, ITB, etc)
- Throughout the activities, the Green Jobs team has been working on activity partnership arrangements with key groups involved in Green Jobs Assessment, such as the Climate Change Center and Green Voice. There’s an ongoing discussion to tap the Green Voice for advocacy efforts to disseminate awareness on the employment impacts of climate change.
- The cost of activities were supported in full through the resources of the ILO HQ with technical guidance from the Global Green Jobs team, and technical support from CO-Jkt focal persons.
ObjectivesThe current activities comprise the culminating phase of the current year’s work plan. The impact assessment is ready to present its findings and these should start to find its way in relevant CO-Jkt work as well as mandates of the tripartite partners.
Specific objectives include:
- To conduct the follow-up capacity building activities for the stakeholders and ILO constituents, related to Indonesia’s NDC
- Present the preliminary results of the Labor Market Impact Assessment (by IGES) in a technical validation meeting and a stakeholder forum.
- Conduct bilateral meetings with key stakeholders, (including CO-Jkt) in Indonesia to discuss and validate the results of the assessment and define/initiate follow-through initiatives along this line
- Link the current efforts to ongoing activities such as ILO’s Future of Work Initiative & and ensure seamless integration with other related programs of the the CO-Jkt (ie DWCP, InSIGHT project, etc).