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Challenges in Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Importance of Policies for Fossil Fuel Combustion

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  • Budy P. Resosudarmo

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    (Indonesia Project, The Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Economics & Government, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia)

  • Frank Jotzo

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    (Crawford School of Economics & Government, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia)

  • Arief A. Yusuf

    (Economics Department, Padjadjaran University)

  • Ditya A. Nurdianto

    (Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Abstract

Indonesia is among the largest 25 carbon dioxide emitting countries when considering only fossil fuels, and among the top three or five when emissions due to deforestation and land use change are included. Emission per capita from fossil fuels are still low in comparison with other countries, but have been growing fast, and are likely to overtake those from deforestation and land use change in the future. This paper argues the importance for Indonesia to start developing strategies to mitigate its emissions from fossil fuel combustion. It analyses the main drivers of the increase in emissions, identifies the options and challenges in reducing the future growth in emissions. Policy options are reviewed that would enable the Indonesian economy to keep on growing, but with a much lower carbon output.

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Paper provided by Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University in its series CCEP Working Papers with number 1108.

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