top of page

su-re.co Celebrates Year Full of Growth in 2021

Bali, Indonesia – su-re.co, an environmental think-do-be tank based in Bali, wraps up 2021 by celebrating the pivotal company growth and relationships with various project collaborators. This includes the successful Sixth Sustainability and Resilience Workshop series and the exciting Second Student Symposium with Green School Bali. Over six years of su-re.co establishment, 2021 was also essential in biogas development that validates the company’s impressive growth for the past year.


Think- Tank
The Sixth Sustainability & Resilient workshop

The Sixth Sustainability & Resilient workshop is part of su-re.co three-day annual workshop series aims to contribute to Indonesia’s policy-making process and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by showcasing su-re. co’s ongoing projects, namely - LANDMARC, TIPPING+, and Biogas Initiative with Carbon Offset. The workshop, which took place on 28 October 2021, was attended by 133 representatives from national and local governments, state-owned enterprises, NGOs, international researchers, and civil society organizations. The workshop speakers were led by Takeshi Takama (CEO of su-re.co) and I Wayan Susi Dharmawan (Centre for Standardization of Sustainable Forest Management Instrument – Ministry of Environment and Forestry). This event also hosted an interactive panel discussion with seven panellists: Zainal Arifin (Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology PT. PLN), Marlistya Citraningrum (IESR Program Manager), Wilistra Danny (Head of LCDI Secretariat, BAPPENAS), J. David Tàbara (TIPPING+ Project Coordinator), Pilar Martin Gallego (Research and Development Scientist at AMBIENTA), Eva Alexandri (Cambridge Econometric Technical Manager), and Moritz Laub (Researcher at Sustainable Agroecosystems ETH Zurich).

Researchers at su-re.co

It has been 18 months since the kick-off of two European Commission Projects, TIPPING+ and LANDMARC, identified the future of energy transformation and land-use mitigation opportunities in Indonesia, respectively. “The visioning of the energy system is mainly driven by three key drivers, resources availability and technological options, policy intervention. More specifically, it focuses on how their interaction will lead to a multilevel innovation driving our current situation towards clean energy”, presented Cynthia Ismail, a researcher at su-re.co who leads the TIPPING+ Indonesia Case Study. As for LANDMARC, su-re.co has validated LMT (Land-based Mitigation Technologies and Practices) portfolio, modelling scenario, and case study collaboration and dissemination. Jenny Lieu, Project Manager of LANDMARC, emphasized, “Co-production of knowledge from those working on landowners, farmers, government policies, policymakers need support in a very integrative in policy packages. I am impressed by the comprehensive discussion in the NDCs that goes beyond land. Hope to see more of such collaborations.”


Do-Tank

Biogas Installation in Kintamani, Bali


In addition to su-re.co commitment in advanced collaboration between stakeholders in clean energy and land-use sector, su-re.co is also active in biogas development and installation. In 2021, su-re.co synergized its work in biogas development in support of COP26 target to reduce non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions (e.g., methane) and emphasizes the critical importance of Nature-based Solutions. Since August 2021, under GIZ IKI Small Grant, the biogas initiative has explored the potential GHG emission reduction from synthetic fertilizer usage, animal manure, and firewood usage. In terms of selling carbon offset, su-re.co is developing blockchain to cut off the high-cost certification, creating a self-sustaining system for farmers. su-re.co Do-Engineering team has also installed biogas above the clouds – at Kintamani, the highest area in Bali. In December 2021, su-re.co biogas has been deployed in Catur Village, famously known for its Arabica coffee commodity in Bali. Pak Pulih and Pak Dadang, two of the 3500 farmers members of the MPIG Kintamani (Geographical Indication Protection Society ), were surprised by how simple and easy to install and operate su-re.co biogas, more importantly, it is useful to produce biofertilizer for their farms at no cost.


DO-Business Team has been collaborating with new shops across Indonesia in order to connect our farmers with a broader market for selling coffee & cocoa. We also just launched Kenari products that collaborated with Sinar Hijau Venture which is empowering local farmers from Maluku. We bring climate-smart products closer to you.


Be-Tank
The Second Student Symposium

No one should be left behind in achieving sustainable development goals. su-re.co invites more communities to learn about sustainability research and business by implementing them within themselves and others. Engaging collaboration includes online sustainability training and educational programs for primary and college students in Indonesia and Japan. Green School has trusted su-re.co expertise in institutionalizing knowledge and bringing more sustainability project opportunities. Hence, from July until December 2021, su-re.co excitingly supported many field trips and classes activities to stimulate understanding of the Green School students and teachers through interactive environmental and community development projects. These activities include the foundation of research, visioning and backcasting, water catchment projects, cocoa and coffee class, biogas development projects, and conducting charity events with su-re.co partners. One of the highlights was the Second Student Symposium led by Green School students, showcasing student projects and youth involvement in climate change efforts. The symposium concluded with student-led Focus Group Discussion on the youth’s and educational sector’s perspective on renewable energy transition, carbon-offset with blockchain technology and land-use management.


Climate Field School Activities in Jambi & Biogas Installation in Bali


Apart from student-led events, su-re.co also engages farmers to actively co-host events in climate education and sustainabily maintaining biogas digester donation to maximize its usage. To support more farmers, su-re.co has been co-facilitating Climate Field Schools (CFS) for Farmers in the last 10 years with local BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency). Partnering with Rikolto in 2021, su-re.co held CFS and waste management workshop for 40 farmers in Jambi and Flores to improve farmers’ and extension workers’ understanding of weather and climate information to better adapt to the impacts of climate change on agriculture and plantations.

su-re.coffee

The CFS is also supported by su-re.co’s sustainable business team. Apart from projects and trainings, su-re.co also produce climate-smart products from their farmers in Flores and Bali. Proudly sell online and in stores in Bali, su-re.co products include coffee (su-re.coffee), chocolate (su-re.cocoa), dried kenari nuts and dried vanilla beans (check out more in https://www.su-re.co/things-we-make). These products are produced using climate-smart agriculture practices and some of the wholesale prices aim to support our teaching and gift-giving activities. We organize Climate Field School to empower local agriculture and we give our local farmers biogas digesters as the gift, which produces clean energy and organic fertilizer.

The research projects, biogas development, sustainability training and climate-smart products are very open with collaboration from various parties from researchers, stakeholders and organizations. For more information, contact Sustainability and Resilience (su-re.co) via email info@su-re.co.

175 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Agriculture Awakens: Exploring Bali's Farming Heritage

Hello, everyone. I'm a 16-year-old high school student who lives in Japan! It's been 3 weeks since I came to Bali for a study abroad program. I've learned a lot during this period. I have been able to

Farmers' Heart: Growing Connections through Care

Hello everyone. I am a high school student in Japan. I would like to convey the thoughts of farmers through this blog. Even if you don't want to become a farmer, I would be happy if you become interes

Comentários


bottom of page