Municipal solid waste management – using market instruments: applying a co-benefit approach in green economy paradigm for Indonesia

  • In recent years Indonesia has been confronted with an excessive generation of municipal solid waste (MSW), predominantly present in the form of organic refuse. While moving towards integrated solid waste management (ISWM) is an important strategy used to control its generation, it is also now recognized that economic approaches need to be promoted as well in order to tackle the problem concertedly. In this case study, empirical approaches are developed to understand how market instruments could be introduced into environmental services and how to apply co-benefit approach in a green economy paradigm for Indonesia. We investigate the feasibility of introducing market instruments in Indonesia by appliying local co-benefit initiatives adapted from German experiences in integrating market instruments into MSW management practices. Currently co-benefit activities are undertaken in the Sukunan village (Yogjakarta) to promote waste composting using market incentives in the framework of community-based solid waste management (CBSWM). This scheme aims at reducing MSW generation at its source and mobilizing people to be involved in waste separation (organic and non-organic) at household levels. As a result, about 200,000 t of CO2 emissions could be successfully reduced annually. By integrating market instruments into waste management practices, the result of our studies sugggests that Indonesia could make positive changes to its environmental policy and regulation of MSW at local levels. The country's policymakers have played important roles in promoting the effectiveness of urban development with co-benefits approaches to facilitate its transition towards a green eccnomy.

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Editor of HS Reutlingen:Banke, Bernd
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:rt2-opus4-23518
DOI:https://doi.org/10.34645/opus-2351
ISBN:978-3-9821179-1-1
Erschienen in:Von Brücken, Menschen und Systemen : Festschrift für Michael Wörz
Publisher:Hochschule Reutlingen
Place of publication:Reutlingen
Editor:Bernd Banke
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of Publication:2019
Tag:Germany; co-benefits approach; emerging market; green economy; market instrument; municipal solid waste
Pagenumber:31
First Page:225
Last Page:255
Dewey Decimal Classification:360 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste, Versicherungen
Open Access:Ja
Licence (German):License Logo  Creative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International