Country components: Indonesia

Specific Information:

Duration: 02/2012 – 01/2015

Main Indonesian partner:
Ministry of Environment

Team of Consultants:

  • GFA Consulting Group, Germany
  • Indonesian Consumer Organization (YLKI), Indonesia
  • Asian Management Consulting (AMC), Indonesia


For most ASEAN Member Countries, natural resources are critical assets in development, and Indonesia is no exception. Indonesia’s recognition of the importance of sustainable use of its resources has been growing substantially since 2004, when the ’Long-term Development Plan 2005-2025’ underlined the need to achieve a “green and ever-lasting Indonesia”. This was further stressed by the current ‘Medium-term Development Plan’ (2010-2014), which contains specific policies and goals on mainstreaming sustainable development as well as natural resource and environmental management. This Plan addresses 10 major challenges for the country, one being ‘Effective Management of Natural Resources’. Based on these principles several SCP initiatives have been launched by the Government and the private sector, e.g. a Clean Energy Initiative, development of eco-labelling systems, a policy for green public procurement, and criteria for Environmentally Sound Technologies.

The project is one of four national SCP policy support projects implemented within the framework of the SWITCH Asia Programme. 

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the development and implementation of national policies on Sustainable Consumption and Production in Indonesia. 

The purpose of the project is to promote integrated and coordinated approach in developing and implementing the national policies on Sustainable Consumption and Production by strengthening coordinated nation-wide SCP implementation and facilitating the development of SCP National Action Plan, implementing SCP policies effectively and identifying and evaluating options of financial mechanisms to promote SCP.

The project has three components:
1. Creating the framework for a consolidated national SCP policy
2. Support to SCP policy implementation
3. Financial mechanisms, incentives and policy instruments for SCP promotion

About the SCP study:

The GOI is committed to promote and enhance sustainable consumption and production patterns in Indonesia i.e. decoupling economic progress from resource use, decreasing resource intensity, avoiding negative impact on the environment. 

The commitment of Indonesia towards SCP was demonstrated by the Minister of Environment who launched the 10YFP SCP Indonesia on 5.6.2013. 

This SCP baseline study compiles and maps at the existing general “vision” in line with the sustainable development philosophy and SCP in particular. Secondly, the study provides an overview on the corresponding institutional framework: SCP is complex in nature, so every institution at all levels - operating nation-wide and/or at sub-national level - is a potential stakeholder for policy development, planning, implementation, monitoring. This effectively means: co-responsibility of different stakeholders. Thirdly, the study shows the mix of policy instruments in place and in the pipeline that is aiming at applying resource and impact decoupling. 

To download the document "A baseline study" please click here.


  • AMC (Asian Management Consulting) is a well established local consulting company in Indonesia and has deep knowledge in environmental and natural resources management and profound experiences in the area of sustainable production, including green labeling, supply chain management and cleaner production financing schemes. Over the past 12 years AMC has established a solid track record with international and national enterprises on various projects and has implemented development projects in partnership with international consulting companies financed by International Donor Agencies. Projects have been conducted in Indonesia, India and Vietnam. Currently AMC performs in a consortium with GFA and INTEGRATION the component III of the GIZ PAKLIM programme and monitors this program in cooperation with INTEGRATION.
  • GFA Consulting Group, based in Hamburg, has provided effective solutions to the challenges in the global consulting market in over 130 countries since 1982. In 2013, GFA carried out 216 projects and 39 studies. Leading development agencies, ministries and public clients have entrusted GFA with helping them to manage projects financed through bilateral and multi-lateral funds. Working in cooperation with stakeholders in government, the private sector, NGOs and citizens' groups, GFA balances innovation and reliability to meet specialized needs. Within the SWITCH-Asia programme, GFA is currently implementing the Policy Support Components in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as the Network Facility.
  • Yayasan Lembaga Konsumen Indonesia (YLKI/Indonesian Consumers Organization) is a non for profit organization focused on consumer's protection. As the first and largest consumer's organization in Indonesia, YLKI is well known as a national consumers advocacy organization. Among its activities are conducting research including product testing, surveyand policy study; enhancing consumers awareness through consumers education and information dissemination; and providing assistance and legal support for dissatisfied consumers. All activities aim at empowering consumers and advocating consumer's policies and regulations. YLKI is involved in the SWITCH-Asia program as a consortium member for Indonesia SCP Policy Support Components specifically for the consumers awareness activities.

Contact person:

Mr. Edzard RUEHE,
Team Leader
Ministry of Environment, Jalan D.I. Panjaitan Kav. 24, Kebon Nanas, Jakarta Timur 13410, Indonesia

phone:+62 21 85904928