Delegation of the European Union
to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam

EU Climate Diplomacy Week 2017 in Indonesia

22/11/2017 - 16:21
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From 26 to 30 November, the European Union (EU) together with EU Member States including France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom, celebrate Climate Diplomacy Week.

From 26 to 30 November, the European Union (EU) together with EU Member States including France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom, celebrate Climate Diplomacy Week.

Following the recent UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany – or COP 22 – and looking ahead to COP23 in Poland next year, the EU's Climate Diplomacy Week in Indonesia promotes the fight against climate change.

The objective of the Climate Diplomacy Week is to highlight climate change objectives, while stressing the links with other Sustainable Development Objectives like green finance, renewable energy, sustainable land use, poverty eradication and clean transport.

The Climate Diplomacy Week will present a series of thematic events in Jakarta, including several conferences, but also celebrations, movie-screening and a bike ride.


Full programme (e-poster)

Press release - EN | ID


Date/ Time: Sunday, 26 November 2017, 06:30 to 09:00

Venue: Start at Intiland Tower (EU Delegation), Jakarta

We will launch this year's Climate Diplomacy Week with a Bike Ride along car-free Sudirman.

Route: EU Delegation (Intiland Tower) – Monas (U-turn at Arjuna Wiwaha statue)  – German Embassy (water & snack station) – Swedish Residence



Date/ Time: Monday, 27 November 2017, 12:00 to 20:00

Venue: Mandarin Hotel, Jakarta

Language: Simultaneous English-Indonesian/Indonesia-English translation will be provided throughout the conference

By invitation only

On the occasion of the annual European Union Climate Week and the 10th anniversary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD), BAPPENAS and AFD are organising a conference entitled “Concrete solutions to cope with climate change and achieve SDGs in Indonesia” aiming at presenting a comprehensive overview of the Government of Indonesia’s commitments with respect to its Nationally Determined Contribution and its resolute pathway towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Download concept note and programme


Date/ Time: Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 8:30 to 13:30

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute, Jakarta

Language: English (no simultaneous interpretation)

By invitation only

This dialogue between Indonesian, EU stakeholders and partners will address how to best move ahead with the Paris Agreement on climate action in the Indonesian land sector. It will illustrate the concrete challenges and opportunities related to implementing REDD+ at scale, and its broader potential and benefits in the "real" economy. The speakers will discuss ideas and experiences on how to attract and manage international public and private finance for REDD+, as well as how to turn international climate finance into concrete, effective domestic incentives for sustainable land use.




Date/ Time: Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 10:00 to 12:00

Venue: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ground Floor, Jl. MH Thamrin No 1, Jakarta 10310

Bachelor and Master students with a major in International Relations and Environmental Studies are cordially invited to join the information event.

Indonesian and German experts will give first hand insights into Indonesia’s climate change action plan, the results of the COP23 in Bonn and the importance of Sustainable Forest Management.

Download Agenda in pdf

The event will be held in English only. Please register via e-mail to until Monday, 27 November 2017, indicating your full name, university and the subject you study.


Date/ Time: Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 19:00

Venue: Erasmus Huis, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav S-3, Jakarta 12950

Language: English

(Registration from 18:00 on the spot)

Bikes vs. Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for change, but the powerful interests – who gain from the private car – invest billions each year on lobbying and advertising to protect their business. In the film we meet activists and thinkers who are fighting for better cities, who refuse to stop riding despite the increasing number killed in traffic. More information:


The movie screening will be followed by a short discussion.



Date/ Time: Thursday, 30 November 2017, 8:30 to 13:00

Venue: Auditorium Soedjarwo, Manggala Wanabakti Building, Jakarta

By invitation only

In November 2016, Indonesia became the first country in the world to issue FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade) licenses for export of wood products to EU market. Wood products from Indonesia entering EU market are therefore deemed to meet EU legality requirements, hence to become more competitive in the EU and global markets, which increasingly demand legal and sustainable wood products.

The one year anniversary of FLEGT license celebrates the country’s achievement in terms of timber legality certification, economic development, and broader socio-environmental benefits, including climate action. It is expected to improve the system’s credibility in global markets. Besides, this is the right time to re-evaluate the FLEGT implementation after one year: the success stories and how they could be amplified, the teething problems and how they should be addressed. 



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