The press release issued by the Foreign Office on 2 October 2023.
Minister for the Indo-Pacific, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, is visiting Indonesia to launch the second phase of UK support to the Low Carbon Development Initiative.
- Minister for the Indo-Pacific, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, is visiting Indonesia to launch the second phase of UK support to the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI).
- £27.2 million of new UK funding will foster sustainable economic growth and development while mitigating the impacts of climate change.
The UK and Indonesia are set to extend collaboration on low carbon development until 2027, as Minister Trevelyan announces the second phase of UK support to the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) on a visit to Indonesia today (2 October). The Minister will announce new funding alongside Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa. The commitment affirms the UK’s record of support for climate action and sustainable growth in the Indo-Pacific.
Ahead of the visit, Anne-Marie Trevelyan said:
Indonesia’s thriving economy and capacity for innovation bring ever greater opportunities for our two countries to work together, from trade and investment to science and tech cooperation.
The LCDI will ensure Indonesia’s economic growth is sustainable and resilient against the impacts of climate change, delivering benefits for people in the UK, Indonesia and across the Indo-Pacific.
The Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI) is a flagship Indonesian government policy aiming to reduce emissions and promote sustainable growth and development. The first phase of UK support, launched in 2017, saw the inclusion of climate targets within the country’s development planning for the first time. Now, new funding will enable further training and capability building to develop science-based policy and provide grants to pilot innovative low-carbon technologies.
The visit by Minister Trevelyan follows sustained UK engagement with Indonesia during its ASEAN Presidency year, including visits by Minister for Energy Security and Net Zero Graham Stuart in August and Foreign Secretary James Cleverly in July.
During the visit, the Minister will meet Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pahala Mansury for discussions on global and regional security, and Minister of Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut to discuss economic cooperation and progress under the JETP. She will also meet ASEAN Secretary General Dr Kao Kim Hourn, to reaffirm the UK’s respect for ASEAN centrality and commitment to its role as a Dialogue Partner.
Finally, the Minister will visit sports charity Inspire Indonesia to learn about their work educating teenagers on the importance of gender equality and the harms of sexual and gender-based violence.
Notes to editors
- The extension of UK support to the LCDI follows the launch of the Indonesia Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP), agreed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak at the 2022 G20 leaders’ summit in Bali. The JETP secured public and private sector infrastructure funding to accelerate Indonesia’s transition to clean energy.