American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Preparedness in Implementing Action Plan for Reducing GHGs: The Case of Central Java

Agung Sugiri

DOI : 10.3844/ajessp.2015.13.27

American Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 11, Issue 1

Pages 13-27

Abstract

The Regional Action Plan for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (RAD-GRK) of Central Java Province 2020 was completed in 2012. This paper assesses the preparedness of the Central Java Provincial Government (CJPG) to implement the plan and identifies measures needed to ensure successful implementation based on the stakeholders’ perceptions. In-depth interviews with key CJPG officials and a workshop with the extended participants involved in the implementation of the RAD-GRK were conducted. The analysis methods used are content analysis and force-field analysis. The results show that, in general, the CJPG is just slightly better than ‘half prepared’ (3.47 out of 5). Among the six priority sectors, forestry is the most prepared with 4.01 in the score, means ‘prepared but may need some help or adjustment’. It is then followed by waste management (3.75), agriculture (3.67), transportation (3.67), energy (3.59) and manufacturing industry (1.75). Meanwhile, among the five influencing factors, the legal framework is the most prepared (3.74). It is followed by financial (3.46), institutional (3.45), human resource (3.36) and physical and equipment (3.35) factors. Measures needed for successful implementation have also been proposed, for example, additional personnel with suitable and proper capability are needed to implement many programs of the industry sector.

Copyright

© 2015 Agung Sugiri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.