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A successful collaboration for green businesses and bioenergy in Indonesia

The Horizon 2020 GREENWIN and TRANSRISK projects have joined forces through a case study on coffee production and bioenergy development towards decarbonisation in Indonesia. Following this collaboration, a pilot business on production of sustainable coffee kicked off by using a low carbon technology (biogas). Several local farming [...]

Students for green business: a replicable pilot internship programme

During spring and summer 2017, The Ground Up team ran a replicable pilot internship program focused on developing green advisory skills for university students. The purpose of the internship program was to prepare university students to develop and assess a green business model and to implement their learning in one of the business cases within the GREEN-WIN research. A pilot internship demonstrator was implemented with two interns who worked on the business case in Indonesia. On site, students learned [...]

Promoting sustainable learning for cacao farmers

Many provinces could be turned into major cacao producing areas through an intensification program. However, a sustainable agriculture concept should be adopted so that the intensification program does not harm the environment. Sustainable practices are applied by some farmer groups in Indonesia. Yet many farmers still use the traditional approach to agriculture, which harms the environment and [...]

Fragmented climate governance

Fragmentation theory focuses on interaction among different institutions on the architecture of an institutional setting. Competition among different national entities resulting in fragmentation reflects the persistence of domestic power relations.

This situation is happening with climate governance in Indonesia, which includes different cases from various institutions and [...]

Dilemma of energy used for cooking in Indonesia

Indonesia still relies on imports to cope with a shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which is expected to worsen in the coming years because of surging demand. Indonesia’s consumption of LPG rose to 6.67 million metric tons last year, up 1.5 percent from 2015, according to the data from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. The domestic production of LPG, however, dropped toIndonesia still relies on imports to cope with a shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which is expected to worsen [...]

Social innovation for energy transition

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan recently said Indonesia may not be able to achieve its goal to increase the share of new and renewable sources of energy to 23 percent in the country’s energy mix by 2025. Indonesia has issued more than enough policies to attract investors to develop new and renewable energy. However, the response is slow as traditional fuels are still [...]