Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) Reveals Recommendations to Unlock Financing Gaps to Cut Marine Plastic Debris by 70 percent

Press Release   November 27, 2020

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  • Indonesia NPAP has released a roadmap which sets forth recommended actions to unlock financing needed to reduce marine plastic leakage by 70 percent by 2025 and achieving a circular economy for plastic by 2040.
  • Around $18 billion in capital investment is needed between 2017 and 2040, and an estimated annual increase of$1 billion in operational financing must be mobilized for solid waste management systems by 2040.
  • The roadmap provides a framework to incubate and scale up innovation, close the operational financing gap through reforms and capacity development, and enable capital investments through innovative financing approaches and integrated investments.

JAKARTA, 27​th November 2020 – A diverse community of plastic pollution action leaders across Indonesia’s public, private and civil society sectors came together this afternoon via virtual conference to release “Financing System Change to Radically Reduce Plastic Pollution in Indonesia: A Financing Roadmap Developed by the Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership​” briefing paper.

“We are delighted to present this roadmap, which was truly a best-in-class example of government, business, civil society and innovators bringing our expertise and resources together to craft sustainable solutions that will serve Indonesia’s people and environment,” said ​Sri Indrastuti Hadiputranto, the Chairwoman of Indonesia NPAP​.

In April 2020, the Indonesia NPAP launched the Multistakeholder Action Plan that proposes a way forward to reduce the country’s marine plastic leakage by 70 percent by 2025 and achieving a circular economy for plastics by 2040. Since then, the NPAP have established three Task Forces: Financing, Metrics, and Innovation to lead the implementation of the Action Plan.

Indonesia is among the nations most impacted by plastic pollution and mismanaged waste. It currently generates around 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste per year, a figure that is growing by 5 percent annually. Without major intervention, plastic pollution, including ocean leakage, will increase by 30 percent by 2025 and more than double by 2040.

“Indonesia is prepared to lead on this front and create an enabling environment for mobilizing investments and resources for tackling plastic pollution on a large scale,” said ​Nani Hendriarti, Deputy Minister of Environment and Forestry Coordination Affairs, Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment​. “We look forward to continuing to share our progress and are open to collaborations and insights from all partners.”

The roadmap was developed by the Financing Task Force of Indonesia NPAP, which is co-chaired by the Fiscal Policy Agency – Ministry of Finance and Asian Development Bank, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, Government of United Kingdom, Government of Denmark,, PT. Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (PT. SMI), AFD, Partnership for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G), SYSTEMIQ, Amartha, Minderoo Foundation, Enviu/Zero Waste Living Lab, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), KfW, Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Circulate Capital, Indonesia Plastic Recycling Association (​Asosiasi Daur Ulang Plastik Indonesia​ /ADUPI), and Climate Works Foundation.

“The roadmap charts a course to enable conditions that will catalyze financing and expand the pipeline of investible ventures needed to address the plastic pollution crisis,” said ​Asian Development Bank Country Director for Indonesia, Winfried Wicklein, who serves​ ​as the Co-Chair of Financing Task Force​.

“This roadmap offers important key actions for Indonesia to be able to identify potential financing schemes, to continue the pathway towards achieving near-zero plastic pollution target and reducing marine plastic debris,” said Dian Lestari, Acting Head of the Climate Change and Multilateral Policy Center Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance, who also serves as the Co-chair of Financing Task Force​.

The roadmap explains the recommendations on mobilizing financing and unlocking the gaps to meet the marine plastic waste reduction target: around $18 billion in capital investments between 2017 and 2040 and an estimated $1 billion per year increase in operational financing for solid waste management systems by 2040.

“The roadmap identifies clear opportunities across the plastic value chain which could reach up to $10 billion in annualized revenues for the next 20 years,” said ​Arthur Neeteson, Director for National Plastics Strategy at SYSTEMIQ Indonesia as one of the Financing Task Force members. ​”It’s an ambitious vision, but as this roadmap shows, it can be achieved through coordinated action on all fronts.”

Among the key recommendations are:

  • Incubating and scaling up innovations, ventures and project developments at all stages of the plastic system, through supportive policies, incentives and action
  • Closing the operational financing gap for city-level waste collection and recycling systems and building institutional and technical capacity, by improving domestic revenues and industry co-funding and facilitating small scalable pilot projects
  • Enabling capital investments in the after-use (waste and recycling system) through system changes, technology development, and blended finance approaches, starting with concept notes for further discussion by stakeholders

Click here to download the full report​.


Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP)

Indonesia NPAP is a multi-stakeholder platform that brings Indonesia’s leading policymakers, experts, businesses, entrepreneurs and civil society organizations together to support the government’s target to reduce plastic pollution by 70 percent by 2025 and achieve near-zero plastic pollution by 2040. Indonesia NPAP works closely with the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment, and Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP), hosted by the World Economic Forum. The Indonesia NPAP is an initiative managed and curated by a secretariat located within the World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI Indonesia).


Sakinah Ummu Haniy, Communications Project Lead, WRI Indonesia​ | +62 813 8343 5507