Banjarmasin Advances with Second Climate Mitigation Training
- Category: News
- Published: Thursday, 02 February 2023 15:22
- Written by Hizbullah Arief
City of Banjarmasin hosted the second Climate Resilient and Inclusive Cities’ climate mitigation training (M2), 2 February 2023, facilitated by Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia Pacific (CCROM - SEAP) trainers.
CCROM, one of CRIC training partners, is a research center at IPB University Bogor.
Dr. Bernadia Tjandradewi, UCLG ASPAC Secretary General, opened this hybrid training which was attended by all members of City of Banjarmasin’s Climate Working Group. Dr. Bernadia in her opening speech mentioned that the training will help the city reduce greenhouse gas emission as part of national mitigation scenario detailed in the Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contributions. “The results come from these trainings will provide baseline for creating city’s regulation and programme to reduce greenhouse gas emission,” she said.
The first CRIC climate mitigation training (M1) has helped the city analysed greenhouse gas inventories and performed climate reporting through Sign Smart, a climate mitigation reporting platform developed by Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The city has been able to identify greenhouse gas emission from energy sector, waste, agriculture, forest and land use.
City of Banjarmasin’s advancements in climate actions were also shown from the city’s ability to identify city’s vulnerabilities from climate change along with developing climate vulnerability map and analyzing potential impacts of climate crisis, those skills obtained from CRIC climate adaptation trainings. The city has completed two CRIC Climate Change Adaptation Trainings that discuss the scientific foundation of climate change, the calculation of vulnerability and risk (A1) and climate vulnerability and risk and climate adaptation plan (A2).
Dr. Bernadia mentioned that in the near future, CRIC is hosting panel of experts meeting in Surabaya and expecting CRIC Pilot Cities Mayors are attending this event. CRIC Panel of Experts Meeting will become the stage for all CRIC experts and city officials to technically discuss all things related climate action plannings in cities, both, in climate mitigation and climate adaptation. Dr. Bernadia also extended her appreciation for City of Banjarmasin that has been continuously improving its city to becoming livable and sustainable city.
Dwi Naniek Muhariyani as Head of Environment Section in City of Banjarmasin stated that the city has encouraged local communities to be actively involved in climate actions. For example, the city has now 51 villages that were involved in Climate Village Programme or Program Kampung Iklim (Proklim).
CRIC two days trainings were attended by 26 participants consist of 12 men and 14 women. These participants came from different local government institutions and national corporations. They are: local development planning agency, city’s environment agency, agriculture agency, housing agency, BPS, PLN, PDPAL, PDAM, and Pertamina.