We have expanded the list of climate policies we assess company engagement with to incorporate land-use related policy, referring to legislative or regulatory measures to enhance and protect ecosystems and land where carbon is being stored. Assessments under this category are currently underweighted in terms of their contribution to the overall company metrics. This weighting will be progressively increased over the next 6 months.
We adjusted the terminology used to describe the queries running down the left-hand side of our scoring matrix and added additional explanatory text to the info-boxes. This has no impact on the scores and methodology. It has been done following user feedback to improve clarity.
Climate Lobbying Overview: The Indonesian Mining Association (IMA) has very limited, but negative engagement with climate policy, supporting a long term role for coal in the Indonesian energy mix contrary to IPCC recommendations.
Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: IMA’s top-line engagement with climate policy is largely negative. In a September 2022 article from CNBC Indonesia, Executive Director Djoko Widajatno did not appear to support an ambitious response to climate change on the basis that Indonesia has contributed an insignificant amount to global warming. In another article from CNBC Indonesia, published in November 2022, Djoko appeared to broadly support Indonesia’s net-zero emissions by 2060 target, but emphasized concerns surrounding the feasibility of the goal. IMA has not explicitly supported the Paris Agreement or the need for government regulation to respond to climate change.
Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: IMA has no transparent engagement with climate related regulation.
Positioning on Energy Transition: IMA appears to be negatively engaged on the energy transition, supporting a sustained role for coal in the energy mix. In a September 2022 article from CNBC Indonesia, Executive Director Djoko Widajatno supported a continued role for coal in the energy mix dependent on the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, the organization has not clearly supported a reduction in the role for coal in line with the IPCC’s predicted role for the fuel type and technology. In another article from CNBC Indonesia, published in November 2022, Djoko appeared to emphasize concerns surrounding the technical and economic feasibility of a transition to renewable energy.
Additional Note: IMA is headquartered in Indonesia, where InfluenceMap’s LobbyMap platform can currently only make a provisional assessment of corporate climate policy engagement, due to limited capability to access publicly available data on this issue. As it is possible that InfluenceMap is not yet able to fully capture evidence of IMA’s climate policy engagement activities, these scores should be considered provisional at this time.