These new Guidelines for Advancing Just Transitions in Indonesia will help policymakers, business leaders, and civil society organisations to create just transition-aligned climate policies. It includes a user-friendly list of actions for all stakeholders and a just transition checklist.

Principles to ensure a Just Transition in Indonesia include:

  1. Define the scope of the transition and understand impacted stakeholders: Stakeholders may include affected workers, communities, enterprises in the value chain, and the wider public.
  2. Develop evidence-based strategies for a just transition: Access to reliable data is essential for developing an effective roadmap and strategy for a just transition, measuring progress, and evaluating the effectiveness of transition policies and programmes.
  3. Design an effective governance model: Effective, accountable and transparent management and coordination of efforts are key to ensuring fairness and inclusive participation. It can also help minimise negative economic and political impacts, and safeguarding the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable.
  4. Decarbonise energy intensive industries: Managing possible impacts on carbon-intensive sectors requires working with stakeholders across the value chain to support the shift to a low-carbon economy.
  5. Pave the way for new opportunities: Opportunities for positive impacts of transitions could include macro-economic benefits, such as diversifying economies or investment in low-carbon technologies.
  6. Engage in social dialogue: Social dialogues need to be enacted throughout the process of
    a just transition. This supports a more inclusive process to strike compromises between diverse stakeholders and balance economic, social, and environmental objectives or competing interests.

The report is part of the South to South Just Transitions initiative. It is written by the Dala Institute in Indonesia.