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Feasibility of Green Recovery in Indonesia: The role of fossil fuel subsidy reform

Background information

The International Energy, Environmental, and Society Dialogue (IEESD) hosted a series of webinars with the goal of reaching a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the national and international policy-making process and further policy development in Indonesia.

The first webinar “Feasibility of Green Recovery in Indonesia: The role of fossil fuel subsidy reform” held on 18 February 2021 and led by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction (TNP2K) discussed how the energy sector could accelerate Indonesia's economic recovery, and, more importantly, create a more resilient economy. It focused on:

  • The role of fossil fuel subsidy reform in economic recovery
  • The barriers to fossil fuel subsidy reform
  • The impacts of reform
  • How to make reform more inclusive

In the webinar opened by H.E. Dr. (H.C.) Ir. Airlangga Hartarto, M.B.A., M.M.T. and H.E, Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy, MEMR, Randi Kristansen, IEA Economics and Financial Analyst - Clean Electricity, made a presentation on green recovery in Indonesia with a focus on the power system enhancement and enabling environments to attract investment.

The IEA's participation in this event was made possible through the Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging Economies programme, which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952363.

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