Foreign Affairs/US-Indonesia Relations

US-Indonesia Agreement on Renewable Energy

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited Bali August 30 through September 2 to participate in the G20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministerial Meeting and for bilateral conversations with the Government of Indonesia regarding accelerating Indonesia’s just transition to renewable energy. Secretary Kerry and Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan agreed on a framework for Indonesia to significantly accelerate its renewables deployment this decade, in conjunction with the United States, Japan, and other country partners mobilizing significant public and private finance for investment in Indonesia’s energy transition. Special Envoy Kerry and Coordinating Minister Luhut also agreed on the urgency of decarbonizing energy systems by accelerating the shift from coal to renewable electricity generation, including by rapidly increasing renewable energy deployment through policy reforms intended to hasten new renewables capacity growth, reduced coal generation and coal retirement, and end-use efficiency, while strengthening efforts to reach universal, affordable, and reliable access to energy.

John Kerry and Luhut Pandjaitan