Engaging Religious Groups for Low Emission Development

Indonesia Policy Brief No. 03

Through the Ambitious City Promises (ACP) project, DKI Jakarta sees integrating environmentalism into religious teachings as an opportunity to engage the religious groups in supporting climate change initiatives in DKI Jakarta.

The interfaith coalition can be an effective channel to mobilize religious congregations across Jakarta in accelerating climate action by increasing awareness of climate change issues and influencing behavioral change toward the environment. By engaging the religious leaders, the key messages around low-carbon lifestyle can be delivered to an audience which otherwise would not have been engaged by conventional climate change outreach approaches. Governments should therefore recognize and engage the religious groups as one of the key actors in the climate change initiative