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Carbon Tax at the G20: Building momentum to accelerate a green recovery

April 8, 2022 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm WIB

via Zoom

(Open to public)

As part of its G20 Presidency in 2022, Indonesia aims to accelerate the global energy transition. For this purpose, its interministerial Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG) has defined three energy priority issues:

  1. Securing energy accessibility
  2. Scaling up smart and clean energy technologies
  3. Advancing energy financing.

Against this background, Indonesia's first-ever carbon tax will apply from July 1, 2022 (postponed from April 1, 2022), starting with coal-based power plants. The question of to what extent carbon taxation can and must play a role in achieving the three priorities under Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, however, has not yet been widely discussed.

This webinar, featuring an international expert panel, will therefore examine how carbon taxation can be driven forward within the context of ETWG priorities and the post-pandemic recovery. This event is the second session of our series of three webinars.

First, Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, will present the current plans for carbon tax on fossil fuels in Indonesia. The International Institute for Sustainable Development's (IISD) Tara Laan will then deliver a keynote address on how exactly carbon taxation can support Indonesia’s G20 presidency's three energy-transition priority issues. Finally, the high-profile panelists (including Rida Mulyana, Director-General of Electricity, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia) will respond individually on how the carbon tax correlates with the priority issues of the G20 Indonesian Presidency before the discussion is opened.

This event is part of the Katadata Indonesia Data and Economic Conference.


Opening Remarks

Dadan Kusdiana, Director General New Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia

Keynote Address

Tara Laan, Senior Associate, IISD

Panel Discussion

Malin Ahlberg, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany

Wahyu Marjaka, Director of Sectoral and Regional Resource Mobilization, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia

Memory Machingambi, Senior Economist, Environmental and Fuel Taxes, National Treasury, Republic of South of Africa

Bayu Nugroho, Coordinator of Environmental Protection for Electricity, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia

Closing Remarks