Jakarta – BRIN Public Relations. The National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Organization (IPSH RO) establishes a research collaboration with the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) based on the Long Form Population Census (LFSP) 2020. “This qualitative study is part of efforts to provide insight into the data collected by BPS, so that the LFSP 2020 data does not only stop at BPS, but gives many benefits to the community,” said Head of IPSH RO Ahmad Najib Burhani at the Coordination Meeting for the Implementation of the Long Form SP2020, in Jakarta (15/03).

In this event, he presented the results of research collaboration between BRIN and BPS under the title Green Economic Development and Social Demographic Conditions of Indonesian Population: Realizing Population Welfare and Sustainable Environment. Najib explained that the reason for doing this research was the importance of having a sense of urgency about climate change and green economy.

“If we talk about the impact of climate change, then what happens in Indonesia is more serious than that in the continental countries, such as: India, China, Australia and America,” he explained.

Najib further explained, “Our economy is also climate-based. When the seasons change, food production will also change. Therefore, we must have a high sense of urgency towards climate change, and be more aggressive in dealing with the green economy and climate change.”

“We saw the results of research conducted by BRIN and BPS last year, which became the basis for the activities we will carry out this year. The question is what is the relationship between population and green economy,” he added.

The concept of green economy development, continued Najib, will basically deal with the relationship between 2 main elements, namely natural resources and human resources. “How the population as subjects, and at the same time as objects of development, carry on with their lives by utilizing the environment for their prosperity and sustainability,” said Najib.

“When we talk about green economy, humans must be the center in the process of implementing the green economy. We cannot just think about the economy today, but we also need to look at the lives of our children and grandchildren in the decades to come,” said Najib.

The purpose of this research, Najib emphasized, is to examine the socio-demographic conditions of the population to support green economic development; examine local initiatives at the community or resident level in the practice of green economic development; and the link between the role of local government and local initiatives in green economic development.

On the same occasion, Chief Secretary of BPS, Atqo Mardiyanto, stated that the LFSP 2020 has a big mission, one of which is as benchmark for Indonesia’s population indicators.

The challenge of LFSP 2020, said Atqo, is increased public awareness of data privacy and confidentiality. “This means there is a possibility of a decrease in the response rate. From all survey and census activities under the Covid-19 pandemic situation, there is a possibility of decline, and we have to find a strategy,” concluded Atqo. (ns/ ed: drs)