The Sustainability Program (carbon trading, SDG/ESG, Ecotourism), is part of Kadin's support for Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 98 of 2021 concerning Implementation of Carbon Economic Values (NEK). The existence of the NEK Implementation Presidential Decree has made Indonesia a world driving country in tackling market-based climate change at the global level towards sustainable economic recovery.
The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) predicts that Indonesia's carbon trading potential can reach IDR 350 trillion. Indonesia is also able to absorb around 113.18 gigatonnes of carbon, which is obtained from tropical rain forests (25.18 billion tons of carbon), mangrove forests (33 billion tons of carbon), and peat land areas (55 billion tons of carbon). This potential must be utilized as well as possible by all parties, including members of Kadin. The plan to implement carbon trading in Indonesia is expected to become a business opportunity for entrepreneurs. Carbon trading in Indonesia is estimated to reach US$ 300 billion per year.
This value comes from a number of factors, such as replanting deforested forests, the use of new and renewable energy (EBT), household appliances, and waste disposal. In addition, the application of Environment, Social, and Good Governance (ESG) continues to be encouraged. This is done through efforts to decarbonize businesses and increase investment in environmentally friendly business sectors.
The target is the commitment of 10-115 companies in applying ESG to Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics. As for the application of ecotourism or ecotourism, currently the government and business actors continue to develop ecotourism that prioritizes aspects of nature conservation, economic empowerment of local communities, and education. Later tourism will no longer only focus on chasing tourist numbers in Indonesia, but on efforts to encourage sustainable tourism.