Road to G20: Equitable G20 Energy Transition in Indonesia


The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, together with the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif, launched the G20 Energy Transition.

On this occasion, Luhut, who represented the President of the Republic of Indonesia, emphasized that energy transition actions must be carried out fairly and have no negative impact on the socio-economic community.

He argues that a paradigm shift will definitely have an impact on changes in jobs, development scenarios, business orientation, and others.

“So, we want justice, those whose burdens are heavy to be helped, those who are ready, please walk alone while helping those who cannot afford it,” Luhut said at a virtual press conference Thursday, February 10, 2022.

This synergy must have strong support and requires global cooperation. This is also what will be built at the G20 in Indonesia, namely fair synergies and global deals.

Furthermore, the government will continue to encourage the birth of a greener industry and encourage private and philanthropic contributions to conduct innovative funding in the context of energy implementation in Indonesia.

Arifin hopes that the Energy Transition forum will produce more concrete results from the G20 trial to strengthen a sustainable global energy system.

The G20 Energy Transition was launched as part of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency starting December 1, 2021, until the G20 Summit in November 2022. This presidency is very important for Indonesia because it emphasizes Indonesia’s role in the world,

Moreover, this presidency also emphasizes Indonesia as a global citizen who has an important role in supporting clean energy and the world’s climate.

He also hopes that this forum will bridge Indonesia’s focus on encouraging developed and developing countries to join the G20 to accelerate the energy transition process and strengthen a sustainable global energy system.

The energy transition pillar, said Arifin, will raise three priority issues, namely access, technology, and funding. “With the urgency of these three issues, it is hoped that a global agreement can be reached in accelerating the energy transition,” he said.

According to him, through this forum, Indonesia was able to gather stronger global commitments in order to achieve global targets on energy access targeted by the 2030 agenda as a sustainable development goal.

He said the main results or lighthouse deliverables were expected by the Indonesian Presidency as a follow-up to the actions of the post-COP26 and previous G20 Presidencies, to achieve Carbon Neutrality, which Indonesia has targeted by 2060.