CAD, in consortium with LKS and Climate Change Centre-Bandung Institute of Technology (CCC-ITB) have been assigned the implementation of the Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning (SUEEP) guideline to help Surabaya formulate a long-term sustainable urban energy and emissions plan that will be integrated into the existing city development plans. By linking a city’s aspirations with actionable initiatives to improve energy and emissions performance, SUEEP enables to foster local economic growth, improved quality of life, environmental protection, financial savings, new jobs, and new partnerships across city agencies and the private sector.
In recent years, urban population in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region has been growing at unprecedented rates – almost twice as fast as the world’s urban population. Along this rapid growth and increasing standards of living, fast growing cities will define EAP’s energy future and its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. In an effort to promote solutions that would help delink high levels of carbon-intensive energy use from urban growth the World Bank initiated a regional program—Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning, or SUEEP, which is a comprehensive framework and a step-by-step guideline to help a city develop its own energy and emissions plan.
Surabaya, as the second largest city in Indonesia with over 3.1 million people, has focused its priorities towards the development of a green city. In cooperation between the World Bank and the Surabaya’s City Planning Agency (Bappeko), the project “Development of a Green growth Plan for Surabaya, Indonesia” officially started in June 6th 2015. The initiative aims to develop an energy plan equipped with a coherent set of policies directed at issues of energy efficiency or reductions in GHG emissions using SUEEP guideline. Its goal is to provide Technical Assistance and build institutional capacity that enables the City Government of Surabaya (CGS) to develop a Green Growth Plan to meet their growing energy challenges comprising:
- Green Growth Energy and Emissions Plan to pursue an energy efficient and low carbon city development that will define the city’s energy future and its GHG footprint;
- Green Business Plan containing priority projects and initiatives with a clear direction and roadmap to help identify and market PPP opportunities for increasing private sector participation in “green infrastructure” investments.
The Green Growth Plan would provide an objective assessment of energy use for different activities in Surabaya and it would also identify and prioritize projects and initiatives to improve EE in different sectors and service areas, thus reducing the costs and environmental impacts of energy use.