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As a follow up action of a working plan stipulated on the previous Energy Working Group Meeting, the group arranges appointment on 10 April 2019 with President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change to discuss about the carbon trading issues. The group were represented by its leaders, Wichard Von Harrach, Eva Pitterling, and Omar Abdulkadir and met the President’s Special Envoy staffs who were represented by Moekti Handajani Soejachmoen (Deputy), and Lia H. Zakiyyah (Assistant to Deputy).
Despite the productive discussion, both parties realize the huge challenges ahead in terms of enable carbon trading market in Indonesia. The awareness is still low on utilization of such market, and the potential benefit of international market for carbon trading is somehow still overshadowed by the issue of nationalism. As a follow up, EuroCham was also invited to participate in the cross institutions’ discussion held by the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs on 16 April 2019.
On April 2, 2019, EuroCham was invited as a guest lecturer to speak in a class on Policy Advocacy at Jentera Law Schools. The class is open for public and part of the optional subject within the schools for one semester. In this opportunity, EuroCham shared the experiences of conducting policy advocacy activities and give some concrete examples from the field, particularly from the private sectors perspective. The participants, who were varied from environmental issue initiator, labor issue campaigner, movement for music and art advocacy, as well as the actual enrolled students within the law schools, found the sharing useful and wish for further discussion on the subject.