Climate change disproportionately impacts vulnerable groups, exacerbating social and economic inequalities. Indonesia has ratified the Paris Agreement to combat climate change and targets zero emissions by 2050. However, challenges in the energy transition include adverse effects on women’s livelihoods and food security, as well as limited infrastructure and funding.

The importance of a just and inclusive energy transition demands attention to social dimensions and gender equality. The involvement of communities, including vulnerable groups, in transition planning and decisions is essential. The energy transition must be adapted to the local context and involve the active participation of the community.

PWYP Indonesia and the #Bersihkan Indonesia Coalition held a meeting to explore community stories and recommendations related to a just and inclusive energy transition at the National Meeting of Communities and Civil Society Organizations: Promoting a Just, Inclusive, and Transformative Energy Transition in Indonesia on June 21-22, 2023.