Indonesia: Transitioning Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Energy Future
What are the opportunities and challenges that Indonesia - one of the world’s most populous and largest economies – might face as it aims to achieve net-zero emissions by 2060, while growing its economy and increasing prosperity for its people?
The energy transition provides Indonesia with an opportunity to forge an alternative economic development pathway that raises living standards and delivers a better quality of life for its citizens, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Rather than following an energy- and emissions-intensive pathway based on fossil fuels, the country can aim for a more equitable and inclusive future that is also sustainable for the climate and environment. Such a decarbonisation pathway would make Indonesia a model for the region and for developing and emerging economies across the world.
In this Scenarios Sketch, we analyse the choices Indonesia might face in the decades ahead as it strives to accomplish its goals.
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