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Japan-Indonesia Environmental Cooperation

The Ministry of the Environment, Japan, has been implementing a number of programs in various fields for supporting the development of environmental policies in Indonesia.

On December 5, 2012, Mr. Nagahama, the Japanese Environment Minister, and Mr. Balthasar Kambuaya, the Indonesian Environment Minister, signed on the "Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Indonesia on Environmental Cooperation" in Doha, Qatar, for strengthening, promoting and developing their mutual environmental cooperation. In April 2017, the MOC was renewed by Mr. Yamamoto, then-Minister of the Environment and Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia. Based on the MOC, both countries are mutually collaborating on the issues such as solid waste management, water pollution, air pollution and climate change.

Year Venue Outline
1st (2014) Surabaya Both countries reviewed environmental cooperation including the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), waste management, water pollution control and co-benefit projects and confirm its steady progress. It was agreed that Japan would continue to support ASEAN ESC (environmentally sustainable cities) through JCM; both countries would ask other ASEAN countries to agree with JCM; and Japan would support the Ministry of Environment, Indonesia in establishing EPDC (Environmental Policy Development Center).
2nd (2018) Jakarta Both countries reviewed environmental cooperation in and confirmed that they would collaborate on water quality management for the Citrum River, as well as on mercury management, waste management, and mitigation of marine plastic litter in consideration of ASEAN+3 and G20 meetings to be held in 2019.
3rd (Jan. 2021) On-line The policy dialogue consists of ministerial dialogue attended by H.E. Shnjiro Koizumi, Minister of Environment, and H.E Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Environment and Forestry, and secretariat-level dialogues, and discuss specific areas of cooperation in the eight areas of the MOU, and to reach substantive agreement on areas of cooperation and the formulation of specific action plans for the renewal of the MOU.
Dialogue with the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia
(Feb. 2021)
On-line The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, H.E. Luhut B. Panjaitan, H.E Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Environment and Forestry, and the Minister of the Environment of Japan, H.E. Koizumi Shinjiro met virtually on 18 February 2021 and discussed cooperation in the area of waste treatment, marine plastic debris, and cooperation on Citarum River water pollution. They announced the Joint Statement on the bilateral cooperation.
Joint Statement between the Minister of the Environment of Japan and the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia pdf