Green Growth in Bandung, Indonesia

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Bandung Metropolitan Area (BMA) is home to 8.6 million people and is Indonesia’s second-largest urban agglomeration. Rapid growth has created a number of challenges for the city, including traffic congestion, air pollution, municipal solid waste and water access and management. The BMA also faces several acute disaster risks primarily related to flooding and seismic activity. The area will need to address these challenges in order to continue sustainable development and to benefit from its environmental assets.

Urban green growth policies encourage economic development while reducing either its negative environmental or the consumption of natural resources and environmental assets, including water, energy and undeveloped land.  This report, part of the OECD Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia project, explores policies, practices and governance systems to promote green growth in Bandung, Indonesia, and provides recommendations for enhancing Bandung’s green growth potential.



Bandung's emerging green growth opportunities   

Chapter 2 aims to identify green growth opportunities and analyse policies to promote green growth in the Bandung Metropolitan Area (BMA) pertaining to the following six areas: land use and transport; water resource management; solid waste management; energy; housing and buildings; and green goods and services. The analysis focuses on the following:

1) developing BMA-wide land use and public transport strategies

2) accelerating investment in water and solid waste as essential urban services

3) investing in renewable energy and increasing energy efficiency

4) promoting green buildings and combatting urban slums


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