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100+ Participants Discussed Indonesia's Just-Energy Transition Agenda

Updated: Nov 22, 2022


Panel Discussion - Youth Inclusivity in Just-Energy Transition, kiri ke kanan : Luca (Green School Student); Prof. Ida Ayu Dwi Giriantari (CORE Udayana); Arif Utomo (WRI Indonesia); Nurvitria (Negeri Matahari); Ngurah Angga (Electric Wheel); Geoffrey Huskinson (Green School); Takeshi Takama (su-re.co)

Photo credit: Amir Hromatka


Bali (12/11), More than 100 students and NGOs from Bali gathered at the third Student Symposium, taking the theme of Youth Inclusivity in a Just Energy Transition. The event was organized by Sustainability and Resilience (su-re.co) in collaboration with Green School Bali and took place at Sangkep, Green School Bali this November 12, 2022. Driven by the vision and mission, su-re.co aims to establish inclusive access to sustainability training for further contribution through the Third Student Symposium. After being held online in 2021 due to the pandemic, this event marked the first time the student symposium was held in-person. This student symposium aims to increase youth involvement and understanding in sustainability concerns by disseminating knowledge from various viewpoints. Representatives from Center of Renewable Energy (CORE), WRI Indonesia, Electric Wheel, and Negeri Matahari attended the event. All the panellists shared their projects to inspire the youth to start their projects to solve sustainability issues. su-re.co as represented by the CEO and Founder, Takeshi Takama, shared about su-re.co ongoing projects on land use, climate change and energy transition, such as LANDMARC and TIPPING+.


Panel Discussion - Youth Inclusivity in Just-Energy Transition, kiri ke kanan : Luca (Green School Student); Prof. Ida Ayu Dwi Giriantari (CORE Udayana); Arif Utomo (WRI Indonesia); Nurvitria (Negeri Matahari); Ngurah Angga (Electric Wheel); Geoffrey Huskinson (Green School); Takeshi Takama (su-re.co)

Photo credit: Amir Hromatka


"We believe that young people, like these students, have brilliant ideas, so through this student symposium, we hope to increase the participation of the younger generation in solving environmental problems," said Takeshi Takama, CEO of su-re.co.



Participants from different schools

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Participants of the third student symposium had the chance to delve deeper into their understanding through engaging panel discussions. The significance of young participation in the execution of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implementation related to environmental sustainability were major discussion points. The participants' high enthusiasm demonstrates their keen interest in helping to address environmental issues, particularly those related to energy.


Opening session

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This third student symposium also provided the opportunity for participants and event sponsors to showcase their projects or work on solving sustainability issues. Two student groups and six organizations displayed their projects in the exhibition before and after the Student Symposium main event. The projects on display ranged from clean water, energy, marine conservation, technology and plastic pollution. The visitors' enthusiasm was so contagious that it created new potential for student cross-school and event cross-organization collaborations.

Student Project Presentation by Oka Nathanjaya

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"This is a rare opportunity for students like me to learn and present my ideas in front of experts. I am also very happy to be able to share about my project to help address environmental issues and build relationships with other students who have similar projects." Oka Nathanjaya, Third Student Symposium participant


The Student Symposium will still be an annual event in the years to come. In conjunction with the 7th Sustainability and Resilience Workshop, which will be hosted by su-re.co on in December 2022, this event is a part of the series.



About su-re.co

Established in 2015, su-re.co (PT. Sustainability and Resilience) is an environmental think-do-be tank based in Bali, Indonesia. It was founded by Dr Takeshi Takama, a PhD holder from the University of Oxford, an associate of Stockholm Environment Institute, and over 20 years of research experience. As a Think-Tank with a scientific background and strategic planning, su-re.co has undertaken research and consulting projects related to energy, land use, biogas, and livelihoods associated with climate change issues with international agencies, including European Commission, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), etc. As a Do-Tank, su-re.co also develops business at grand by selling climate-smart products (i.e. su-re.coffee, su-re.cocoa, kenari nuts, vanilla) from local farmers in Bali and Bajawa – with a portion of the revenue given back to farmers in the form of free Biogas digester and Climate Field School for farmers. Thus, as a Be-Tank, su-re.co generates insight to help the public and private sector work hand-in-hand on tackling climate change through high-level discussion and sustainability training to all levels of participants (i.e. primary and college students, local and international organizations, and government). Contact us via email at info@su-re.co, Instagram @su_re.co, or website at www.su-re.co.


About Green School

Green School Bali was founded in 2008 and is committed to creating a global community of learners and making our world sustainable. At Green School, the learning is holistic and hands-on, emphasizing putting theory into practice. Everything at Green School is centred around sustainability. Students at Green School learn through projects combining the knowledge they learn in their classes. For this program, we will have various Green School students sharing their projects which cover a wide range of topics, from recharge wells to making a campaign movement. Contact us via Instagram @greenschoolbali or our website at www.greenschool.org/bali


Look forward to collaborating and learning alongside Green School students about sustainability and project-based learning.

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