Climate change is a crisis that will affect every part of society, and every country. Universities need to be at the forefront of action to reduce the impact of climate change, especially amongst the poorest who will be the most affected.
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The commitment to use low-carbon energy is seen in UI’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint in the UI area, one of which is done by means of sorting incoming vehicles and implementing parking policies and land use. Universitas Indonesia uses electrical energy from the State Electricity Company (PLN) and renewable energy (low-carbon sources). Renewable energy production that has been implemented at this time is in the form of solar panels used for both street lighting and electricity use in several rooms.
Local education programs related to climate change have been carried out by Universitas Indonesia in various ways. For example, there is a social media-based campaign to use technology to share information related to climate change on a regular basis. In addition, there are also activities to clean desks and workspaces to create a clean environment as well as simulation activities for natural disaster emergency response by UPT K3L UI. This program is carried out for local education or campaigns on risks, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning of climate change.
Universitas Indonesia, through its community service and empowerment program, has introduced an interactive science game for children aged 6 to 10 years called “Save Our Earth (S.O.E) Board Game”.
S.O.E Board Game created by the academic team from the Product Development and Innovation Laboratory of the Department of Industrial Engineering (DTI FT-UI) aims to increase effectiveness and build community knowledge and capacity on climate change by targeting subjects not understanding the urgency of climate change, especially the students in elementary school.
Furthermore, Economic Students of FEB UI won 2020 HNMUN International Prestigious Competition with the topic discussed in the committee, namely the World Trade Organization, ‘Combatting Climate Change through Environmental Subsidies’ discussing the role that the World Trade Organization can play in reducing climate change from international trade perspective.
In minimizing climate change disasters, Universitas Indonesia cooperates with the Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas). This agreement is regarding the study, community service, and socialization of the downstream oil and gas sector.
The form of UI’s support for the government regarding early warning of climate change is by holding a General Lecture presenting visiting professor.
Other support is manifested in raising awareness regarding environmental health issues carried out by the Faculty of Public Health through the 2020 Evergreen seminar with the theme of “Deforestation and its Effect on Ecosystem and Health”.
The Student Executive Board also takes part in voicing the issue of climate change through social media.
In relation to climate adaptation, a group of students and lecturers at Universitas Indonesia held training to increase star fruit productivity for Kalilicin Farmer Group in Pancoran Mas Sub district, Depok.
Universitas Indonesia is committed to supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through several actions including: Issuing the Rector’s Decree on the UI Green Campus Policy to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); and Introducing UI GreenMetric as an initiative to encourage other universities around the world to create sustainable campuses by paying attention to 6 indicators including the calculation of direct emissions and as an information medium on activities relating to sustainability programs in UI’s Environment, including Electricity Sector, Waste Sector, Water Sector, Transportation Sector, Education Sector, and Infrastructure Setting.
Total energy consumption
Electricity from low-carbon sources
Proportion of electricity from low-carbon sources
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