In recent years, as the 4th largest populous country and the 16th largest economy in the world, Indonesia has been strongly active in economic growth and urbanization. However, Indonesia is also facing serious environmental challenges such as air and water pollution, waste management, climate change, biodiversity loss and depletion of natural resources. Therefore, Indonesia is also aggressively combat these issues by various policies and programs from both domestic and international societies. No doubt Indonesia is making transition toward green growth and therefore has caught the attention of Chung-hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) for further study.


The Center for Green Economy of CIER in Taiwan is doing green policy study on Indonesia, such as green policies, laws and regulations, industries and market opportunities, to be the first step to foster the cooperation on green investment and trade between Indonesia and Taiwan. By means of on-site observation and face-to-face communication, CIER, represented by Dr. Chun-Hsu Lin (Deputy Director of Center of Green Economy CIER), Dr. Yu-Chen Chou (Assistant Research Fellow), and Mr. Hua-Ting Yen (Assistant Research Fellow), has visited IBCSD office to learn about the latest development of the on-going Indonesia’s green policies in different aspects, and, at the same time exchange their experiences.

The conclusions from the visit will make contribution to the making of Taiwanese investment and trade policy toward Indonesia and also provide practical information to Taiwanese companies who would like to invest or establish trade partnership with Indonesian companies on green sectors.

"Pursuing sustainable development makes companies more competitive, more resilient and adaptable in a fast-changing world, and more prepare for the future."