Tangerang, 15 August, 2016 – An international workshop entitled “Developing Applied Fuel Economy Policy” was conducted at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) City, Tangerang, Indonesia. The workshop was organised by TCC in cooperation with the Association of Indonesia Automotive Industry (GAIKINDO) and the Joint-Committee for Leaded Gasoline Phase-Out (KPBB) and attended by various participants from government institutions, universities, non-government organisations and the automotive industry.
Mr. Arief Yuwono, the Senior Advisor of Energy for the Minister of Environment and Forestry, opened the workshop and reminded participants to strengthen the commitment to the reduction of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and air quality improvement in the transport sector.
In his keynote speech, Dr. Axel Friedrich, a consultant for GIZ stated that “the combined adoption of several regulatory instruments, such as fuel economy standards, labelling and fiscal incentives will lead to the highest energy savings.”
Moderated by Mr. Ahmad Safrudin, the panel which consisted of representatives from the Ministry of Industry, GAIKINDO, GIZ TTC, Dr. Axel Friedrich and Mr. Sudhir Gota, discussed the roadmap for fuel economy in Indonesia.
Mr. Ahmad Safrudin, the Executive Director of KBBB, noted that Indonesia is a middle-income developing country, which is considering to advance fuel economy policy for the benefit of the consumers, industry and country. Mr. Kukuh Kumara, the Secretary General of GAIKINDO, said that GAIKINDO, which represents the automotive industry, needs a standard, which will lead and enable them to produce vehicles with appropriate fuel economy, as preferred by the global market.
Mr. Jan S. Tandiele, Director of the Maritime, Transportation and Defence Equipment Industry, Ministry of Industry presented initiatives on low-carbon emission vehicles, an automotive industry roadmap until 2015 as well as government strategies on fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions.
Mr. Tali Trigg, Project Director for GIZ TCC, stated that TCC regional activities are in the areas of fuel efficiency, strategy development, green freight and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the transport sector. In Indonesia, the project has been cooperating with KPBB in several activities related to fuel economy, including a previous workshop in November 2014.
This year’s workshop aimed to sensitise the issue of fuel economy at a national level, and to specifically:
- identify key stakeholders for the issues of fuel economy, labelling, and fiscal policy;
- introduce international best practices by internationally renowned experts;
- assess the benefits of fuel economy, labelling and fiscal policy;
- discuss various options for developing fuel economy, labelling and fiscal policy in Indonesia; and
- provide a platform for networking opportunities, and identify opportunities and approaches that can be developed into applied policy options, actions and other measures.
The panel agreed that the discussion should be followed-up with an action plan according to the roadmap. As proposed by GAIKINDO, bi-monthly meetings with key stakeholders are to be conducted to monitor the progress. To update the achievement and progress status, a similar workshop will also be held during GAIKINDO Indonesia International Automotive Show (GIIAS) next year.