Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation in Indonesia

9 January 2019 – Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and UNESCO Jakarta Office are launching a collaborative report that evaluates and suggests ways to enhance the inclusiveness of Indonesia’s National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation, based on UNESCO’s Analytical Framework for Inclusive Policy Design.

Poor people are more vulnerable and have fewer resources to adapt to the manifold impacts of climate change: flooding, drought, famine, and disease. Indonesia – a vast archipelago of seventeen thousand islands – is no exception. UNESCO and its Management of Social Transformation (MOST) Programme works closely with the Indonesian government to enhance social inclusion of the country’s regulatory framework on climate change adaptation.

The MOST National Committee for Indonesia spearheaded the project to assess the degree of inclusiveness of the national laws and regulations in this area, and to generate policy recommendations based on the findings. Besides LIPI, the analytical exercise involved the stakeholders from the leading national universities (Universitas Indonesia and Gadjah Mada University). The collaborative process used various practical tools produced by UNESCO to assist Member States in the achievement of inclusive Sustainable Development Goals, such as the Analytical Framework for Inclusive Policy Design and Inclusive Policy Lab.

People living in the coastal areas of Indonesia are at the forefront in the fight against negative effects of climate change. Recognizing the special vulnerability of these communities, the government has enacted a wide range of laws and regulations to protect coastal populations against the effects of climate change, and to reduce the associated risks. The project and its main output – the Assessment Report – addresses key questions:

  • How do we integrate social protection, disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation policies to optimize their reach to all citizens?
  • How do we design these policies to make sure that girls and women, the very poor households, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups have equal access to the benefits of these policies?

The next steps of this collaborate effort will focus on using the report and its recommendations to provide guidance to the national policymakers in the process of revising the National Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan, to maximize the inclusiveness of its design in regards to social protection and disaster risk reduction in the coastal areas of Indonesia.

For more information, please contact Mr Irakli Khodeli (i.khodeli(at)