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On 24 March 2022, EuroCham had the honor to receive a visit by Astrid Schomaker, Director for Green Diplomacy and Multilateralism, European Commission. Accompanied by the First Counsellor – Environment, Climate Action, Digital from Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam, Henriette Faergemann, the delegation were welcomed by the Head and Deputy of EuroCham’s Sustainable Development Working Group, Karyanto Wibowo and Baudouin Coomans, along with selected Working Group members and startup invitees. The highlight of the visit was a meeting that provided the opportunity for the guests from the EU and EuroCham to share and discuss developments and experiences pertaining to the circular economy and dealing with plastic issues in Indonesia and Europe.
EuroCham Indonesia was invited to an internal discussion among the various EuroChams in the ASEAN region to explore, learn and discover approaches and experiences of each country, particularly in the handling of green and sustainable energy issues. In this occasion, EuroCham Indonesia was represented by Thomas Wagner (Head of Energy Working Group) who brought forward a summary on EuroCham Indonesia’s advocacy pertaining to the EU’s Green Agenda including the challenges/obstacles faced in this regard.