Jakarta

About Jakarta

In a rapidly urbanizing world, local governments and their communities play a pivotal role in tackling climate change and advancing sustainability in cities. The Ambitious City Promises project, led by ICLEI is designed to advance this work by capacitating local governments, engaging citizens and driving climate action through Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS).

Indonesia

What does citizen-based climate action look like? Ask Jakarta’s religious leaders (CityTalk)

Climate commitments don’t simply fall out of the sky – successful climate action requires awareness raising, coalition building and buy-in and commitment from stakeholders at all levels. That is why the Ambitious City Promises project has focused on bottom-up models of climate action, supporting local governments in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines to pivot away from tokenism towards valuing stakeholders. Nowhere are these principles of engagement more prominently on display than in the religious community in Jakarta.
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Indonesia

Ambitious Jakarta

With a population of 28 million, the Greater Jakarta area is the largest metropolitan area in Southeast Asia and the second largest in the world. Rapid growth, urbanization and land commercialization has caused a substantial increases in energy consumption, and consequently, greenhouse gas emissions. Through Ambitious City Promises, the local government of Jakarta has demonstrated its commitment to low emission development and climate adaptation.
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