Following completing a series of Climate Action Plan (CAP) trainings and technical assistance in November 2023, Bandar Lampung city’s CAP consultant is driving the finalisation of the CAP analysis and writing process.
This crucial phase involves confirming the interim analysis results and solidifying Bandar Lampung city's adaptation targets, paving the way for a resilient and sustainable future.
The CAP consultant team, consisting of Mr. Fritz Akhmad Nuzir (the team leader), Rein Susinda Hesty (Head of Economic and Natural Resources of Regional Planning Agency/Bappeda), Martin Muljana (Lecture of Urban and Landscape Planning, Institute Technology Sumatera/ITERA), Budi Sulistyono (functional staff of Environmental Agency), held a coordination meeting on Monday, December 11th, 2023. During the meeting, Field Officer (FO) of Java Region and CRIC Project Coordinator provided extensive inputs regarding the current progress and analysis of the CAP report development.
Discussion on the CAP development progress yielded several takeaways, including confirming the accuracy of the data provided in the latest disaster risk analysis (Kajian Risiko Bencana/KRB) document with the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD). Diving deeper, the team identified 25 potential indicators across seven crucial development aspects for Bandar Lampung: Education; Health; Ecosystem; Poverty; Infrastructure; Livelihoods; Governance. Analysing these indicators will paint a comprehensive picture of the city's vulnerability to climate change across various sectors. Furthermore, the meeting also aimed to prepare presentation material to be discussed with the city's Climate Working Group (Pokja).
The next day, FO and PC of CRIC project conducted a coordination meeting with all Pokja members and the CAP consultant. The meeting was attended by 21 participants (10 males and 11 females) from the city’s agencies and university representatives. The FO and CAP consultant also collaborated to present the interim result of the climate adaptation and mitigation analysis, as shared understanding is crucial for building consensus and shaping an effective Climate Action Plan (CAP).
This meeting also aimed to determine the city’s adaptation target, which had not been decided yet during the last adaptation training and technical assistance.
“The adaptation target should be more specific than just aiming for a potential impact reduction in certain sub-districts. It would be beneficial to consider indicators that represent various development issues in the neighbourhoods of Bandar Lampung.”, said Mr. Budi Sulistyono from the city’s Environmental Agency who gave his opinion during the adaptation target discussion.
The Pokja agreed to prioritise reducing the number of high-impact and highest-impact climate risks by 2026 in Bandar Lampung. By setting targets at the high and highest potential impact levels at the sub-district, the city is expected to find it easier to achieve its adaptation targets while focusing on the major indicators in those most vulnerable sub-districts.
In mitigation, the city produces the most significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, derived from transportation and household electricity usage. The combined GHG emissions from these two sub-sectors are almost 65% of the total emissions for the city. This finding is consistent with the mitigation tagging result, which lists the establishment of a public transportation planning system and the replacement of stress lamps with lower emissions as the two priority mitigation actions in the city of Bandar Lampung.
Finally, the meeting concluded with several notes and expectations, including efforts to advocate the CAP results into the Long-Term Regional Planning Document (RPJPD), which is currently under development.
Contributor: Dwi Ichsan Kurniawan – CRIC Field Officer for Java Region