United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Indonesia

Mr. Chairman,
I thank the panelists for their interesting presentations.
After a ten year process of developing a framework on SCP, the moment is ripe for the
UN to adopt that framework.
The impetus couldn?t be more compelling than now, when food and fuel prices are
beginning to reach record highs again, and climate change is a clear and present danger.
For many countries, SCP is an issue that they have attached great importance to for
some time, including in Indonesia.
As we are about to adopt a framework on SCP at the conclusion of CSD-19, allow me to
share some lessons learned in Indonesia, which has emerged in our efforts to steer
towards sustainable consumption and production patterns in the last few years:
First, in Indonesia we established a set of mixed policy tools: some mandatory and
voluntary to accelerate the establishment of SCP. We established standardization and
acceleration of implementation facilities for the public. After implementing the policies,
SCP quickly caught on, mainly in the public sector. This was a significant advancement
relative to 2008 when SCP was still vague to the public sector.
Second, we recognized that there needs to be positive collaboration between the public
and private as well as civil society. Fostering strong links amongst the three sectors has
enabled the implementation of government policies to be far more effective. Several
sectors have been identified as important areas to encourage SCP namely: 1)energy
management (supply side and demand side); 2) green agriculture; 3)green industry; 4)
green building (urban areas/cities); 5) green procurement (create bigger market for
environmentally friendly products and services); 6) and eco-offices.
Third, we urge that the SCP framework underscore capacity building. In implementing
our own policies on SCP, strengthening the capacity of our human resources and
institutions always emerged as an urgent need. It?s important that policy makers have
the capacity to translate the concept of SCP into a tangible and understandable idea for
all stakeholders. In fact, this was one of the difficult challenges that the government of
Indonesia had to undergo.
Mr. Chairman,
In conclusion, it is Indonesia?s fervent hope that the 10 year framework on SCP can
serve as a beacon to guide global consumption and production towards a sustainable
path.
Thank you.
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