Jakarta – BRIN Public Relations. The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) encourages concrete programs in the context of science for sustainable development. In accordance with the direction of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, the G20 Presidency event should be a program that can have a concrete impact on development of a just, open and sustainable global economic system.

BRIN’s Acting Deputy for Research and Innovation Utilization, Mego Pinandito, said BRIN strongly supports the Science 20 (S20) program. S20 is an engagement group activity as part of the G20 event, which discusses key issues related to science, including energy transition.

BRIN provides support through BRIN-initiated programs, available laboratory infrastructure, facilitation and funding schemes, as well as cooperation both at home and abroad.

“We need to formulate this S20 program, which we will bring in the context of the upcoming G20 Ministerial Meeting,” said Mego during the National Webinar on Energy Transition towards Sustainable Development, held online, Thursday (17/02).

With regard to the energy sector, he said, Indonesia still needs a variety of technologies to develop the existing natural resources. In addition, the country also needs studies on energy transition from the aspects of social, economy, culture, and finance as Indonesia has a local wisdom in the context of energy and its use.

“BRIN strongly supports the S20 program so that discussions can narrow down to how Indonesian science should be actually developed, especially in the implementation,” said Mego.

Satryo S. Brodjonegoro, Head of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI), and Chair of the S20 shares the opinion. He said energy transition is not only about change of technology from use of fossil fuels to renewable energy, but also related to the social, economic and environmental aspects.

To measure the effectiveness of the energy transition process, all these aspects must be taken into account appropriately. Therefore, cooperation, collaboration, and synergy between stakeholders who have a strategic role in energy transition in Indonesia is needed.

The National Webinar on Sustainable Energy Transition is one of the agenda items in the S20 event, which is part of a series of activities for the 2022 G20 Presidency. This national webinar is a collaboration between BRIN, AIPI, University of Indonesia, Asian Development Bank, and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Sustainable green energy transition is one of topics in the G20 2022. With the theme Recover Together, Recover Stronger, Indonesia’s position as the host of the G20 event is important in jointly pushing for a sustainable green energy transition (tnt).