After the self-quarantine mandates and other travel limitations for three months, Depok City has allowed public gatherings of up to 15 people. On 22 July 2020, IUC Asia Helpdesk and CCROM Team physically met official representatives of Depok City for the Climate Action Plan (CAP) development, particularly focusing on the findings of the 2018 Green House Gas (GHG) inventory report. An inventory enables the city to understand the emissions contribution of different activities in the community.
The on-going 2018 report represents a snapshot of the GHG that Depok emits from 2016 up to 2018. The two largest sectors of GHG emissions are stationary energy in residential areas and road transportation. Specifically, the significant sources of emissions in residential areas are combustion of fossil fuels and the consumption of electricity.
CCROM gave a review of the inventory report because several pieces of the current inventories were unresolved. Specifically, the methodology used in the waste sector was considered incomplete, whereas data of electricity consumption was still missing. It was suggested to engage local utility companies to gather accurate data on energy consumption, transportation, and so on.
In addition, CCROM demonstrated the projected 2030 emission, which uses the average Depok’s GHG emissions of 2016-2018 as the base year. The projection represented a Business-as-Usual (BAU) scenario, assuming none of the mitigation measures is implemented.
The session continued with the discussion on mitigation projects developed by respected city agencies in Depok. The projects cover various sectors, including energy transition, energy efficiency, waste management, transportation, and AFOLU (urban forest). Regarding to the on-going mitigation projects, the meeting has underlined the need to establish a methodology of emission reduction and monitor the progress as well.
The outcome of the meeting suggested to complete the GHG inventory report as it can be used as the basis for setting up mitigation measures. Data of good quality on GHG emissions will allow the city to take effective action on mitigating climate change and monitor progress.