The threat of climate change is real, affecting our environment and people from all walks of life.Being a developing country which most of its population relieson natural resources, Indonesia is highly vulnerable. Development programs invarious sectors must incorporate climate change issues in its planning for Indonesia to be better prepared with changes caused by global warming. Pelangi Indonesia plays its part by mainstreaming climate change into nationaland local policies.It includes collaborations in climate change mitigation and adaptation activities as well as participation in international climate change negotiations.
The diminishing supply of global fossil fuels and Indonesia’s inefficient use of energy have brought about negative consequences. Our over reliance on fossil fuels must be reduced because it burdens the national economy and contributes to global warming. In exchange,efforts must be made to promote the use of various renewable energy sources which are available in abundance locally.Pelangi Indonesia joins this effort through policies supporting energy efficiency and energy shifting from fossil fuels to renewable ones in order to ensure local and national energy security.
The transportation systems in Indonesian cities tend to favour personal vehicles.In Jakarta the number ofpersonal vehicles has tripled in the last ten years while public transport remains stagnant. On the other hand, roads arecontinuously built to accommodate the increasing number of cars and motor cycles. It leads to persistent traffic jams and large consumption of fuel causing air pollution and emission of greenhouse gases. Pelangi Indonesia works to promote an urban transportation system that adheres to sustainable development through integration between low emission per capita modes of transportation with non-motorized transportation in urban area.