UNDP and Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance Launch Sustainable Development Financing (SDF) Phase II
On 26 June 2018, Deputy Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency, Mr. Parjiono, and Country Director of UNDP Indonesia, Mr. Christophe Bahuet launched the second phase of Sustainable Development Financing (SDF) project.
SDF is part of the Strengthening Governance of Climate Finance (GCCF), a UNDP’s regional programme aims to integrate climate change activities into Indonesia’s development planning and fiscal policies while promoting achievement of other SDGs such as gender and poverty reduction.
Funded by the Sweden Government, the programme is also supported by the Poverty-Environment Action for the Sustainable Development Goals (PEAS) and the UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).
During the launch, Mr. Parjiono expresses his appreciation on the collaboration effort between UNDP and Ministry of Finance and relevant ministries and institutions in supporting the national climate change commitment, notably through the development of climate budget tagging. “By implementing budget tagging, the budget for climate change increases from 72.35 Trillion IDR in 2016 to 81.9 Trillion IDR in 2017,” he added.
“SDF Phase II can be a platform to improve Indonesia’s development planning and budget making processes to a more integrated approach for climate action. By promoting gender equality, transparency, and participation-based principles and standards as well as poverty reduction, it is possible to reduce the impact of climate change” said Mr. Bahuet in his opening remarks.
Among the attendees are high-rank government officials from other relevant line ministries; Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry for National Development Planning, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection as well as representatives from Sweden Embassy and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.
This initiative supports Indonesia’s commitment to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions as stated in the country's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement. The session ended on a high note through an open discussion among aforementioned key stakeholders of the SDF Phase II, who look forward to the collaboration.