The EU-Indonesia Joint Committee created a Working Group on Environment and Climate Change in November 2016, expressing willingness to deepen the cooperation across various climate policy topics. This Working Group meets annually.
On 21 June 2021, Council approved the “Joint Green Agenda”, a proposal to Indonesia to extend the framework for bilateral cooperation on climate, environment and energy issues. This framework will more directly involve EU member states and other stakeholders. While no agreement was obtained on the suggested topics for cooperation, this will be developed further through a Work Programme covering both technical assistance, private sector cooperation, and investments by the EU and its Member States.
In July 2021, Indonesia submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reconfirming its 2016 commitments. Indonesia submitted its long-term strategy on the same day, which mentions the possibility of reaching peak emissions by 2030 and “further exploring opportunity to rapidly progress towards net-zero emission in 2060 or sooner”.