Category Archives: Climate Change

Contribution to OECD public consultation on investment treaties and climate change:

Simplifying the Pathway to 2030; an investment treaty exclusively for climate-related investment

This post provides a link to the full document of OECD public consultation on investment treaties and climate change. This (co)author's contribution is on page 103.
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Opinion at the Jakarta Post:

De-risking climate investments in energy transition

The problem of attracting sufficient investment for energy transition is enormously complex. The global energy system comprises the largest and most expensive infrastructure built over centuries of investments across the chain, and we now only have a very short window to transform it. For this endeavor to succeed, investments in energy transition need to be significantly de-risked.
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Opinion at The Jakarta Post:

Indonesia can lead G20 in sustainable energy transition

It may feel a bit like a strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde when we speak highly of green energy and energy transition whilst at the same time scramble to secure coal supply. In the early weeks of 2022, the Indonesian government had to take measures to ensure that (coal-fired) electricity is not […]
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The Antarctic Series

Part 3: Looking Back at the Preparation

Like any trip to the wilderness, good preparation counts for over half of the success of the expedition. Preparing for this trip brought some sense of deja-vu to the times when I was in the mountainering club in my high school in Jakarta many years ago. The difference is that I always went to somewhere in the tropics, and I was quite a few kilograms less back then. Fortunately this trip will not be as physically demanding compared to the mountaineering trips I did (I surely hope I am right on this).
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The Antarctic Series

Part 2: Antarctic Trivia

This post is really just some random trivia about Antarctic that I found interesting. Just to be clear, Antarctic is the one in the south. Arctic is the one in the north.
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The Antarctic Series

Part 1: Childishly Excited

The Antarctic series will touch upon issues of climate change and energy challenge, but also the experience of being part of the International Antarctic Expedition 2011.
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The Strategic Case of Climate Change for Indonesia

It is critical to frame the issue of climate change as a problem to the population. It should not be seen only as a problem to the environment, since it also poses grave challenges to social and economic development. Planet Earth has been in existence for more than four billion years and has gone through solar storms, meteor impacts and several ice ages. Several dozens of high-grade hurricanes and meters of rising sea level will not jeopardize the planet as much as it will demolish the people living on it.The window of opportunity for Indonesia to embed climate change considerations into its development plan and muster international support to undertake a low carbon development is still open – but not for long.
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