EPA Programs in Indonesia
Indonesia is a key actor in the global environmental arena. In addition to significant ecological resources, Indonesia also has the fourth largest population in the world and the third largest greenhouse gas emissions.
EPA’s collaboration with Indonesia advances the Agency's six international priorities.
Explore our work in Indonesia:
- July 2011: EPA and Indonesias Ministry of Environment (MOE) agree on a joint workplan under the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding
- June 2011: Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
- September 2010: First U.S. Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership Meeting
- June 2010: President Obama Initiates U.S.-Indonesia Environment and Climate Change Cooperation
- See more past events
Building Strong Institutions and Legal Structures:
EPA and the Indonesian Ministry of Environment are exploring collaboration on environmental enforcement, public participation, and judicial capacity building.
Combating Climate Change by Limiting Pollutants:
In 2010, Indonesia joined the Global Methane Initiative. Discussions are under way to potentially develop cooperative programs to reduce methane emissions in the coal, landfill, and oil and gas sectors.
Improving Air Quality:
In the past, EPA and Indonesia collaborated to evaluate air emissions from forest fires and to phase out lead in gasoline. Today, EPA is developing a partnership with the City of Jakarta, called “Breathe Easy, Jakarta,” to improve air quality and protect human health in the capital region. Under the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles, EPA is also collaborating with Indonesian partners and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to conduct a cost-benefit analysis on clean fuels and vehicles in Indonesia.
Reducing Exposure to Toxic Chemicals:
EPA is developing a project with UNEP and Indonesian partners to address mercury emissions and children’s health impacts from artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Additionally, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has joined EPA in assisting the Indonesian government to examine toxic pollution in urban areas.
|Blacksmith Institute||City of Jakarta|
|Komite Penghapusan Bensin Bertimbel||Indonesian Ministry of Environment|
|UNEP Chemicals Branch||UNEP Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles|
|U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||U.S. Embassy Jakarta|
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For additional information about EPA's work with Indonesia, contact:
Office of International and Tribal Affairs (2650R)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
Phone: (202) 564-6600