The October 2023 edition of the Indonesian Update highlights a main report on the enormous potential of Indonesia’s carbon exchange. In order to strengthen and accelerate the Indonesian carbon exchange, the government needs to improve regulations by including stricter sanctions on business actors or sectors that do not comply with carbon trading regulations, to maintain the integrity of MRV, to strengthen transparency, to review emission quotas or allowances on an ongoing basis, and to strengthen integration and collaboration. and communication in the implementations of the carbon exchange.
In the legal field, the Indonesian Update discusses the Ratio Decidendi Analysis of Formal Test Decisions of Law Number 6/2023 on the Determination of the Job Creation Perppu. In addition, while still discussing the Job Creation Law, we also discuss the regulation on freelance workers after the Job Creation Perppu. Next, in the legal field, we discuss the importance of the legal framework for carbon trading in Indonesia, providing broad opportunities for both the industrial world and various other parties to contribute to reducing emissions. Furthermore, still related to carbon trading, we also discuss the analysis of legal and sustainability issues regarding carbon trading in the power generation subsector.
In the political field, the Indonesian Update raises the urgency of reforming political parties in Indonesia. This is important because political parties are bridges between the government and the society in terms of capturing aspirations. Next, we also discuss conflict studies in the implementations of special autonomy policies in Papua. Apart from that, we also discuss the importance of bureaucratic neutrality ahead of the 2024 election campaign. This is important as the candidates competing are candidates who have occupied positions in both central and regional governments. This will clearly affect the neutrality of the bureaucracy in terms of public services.
In the social sector, the Indonesian Update focuses on considering the importance of policies based on psychological well-being. In addition, we also discuss the cases of bullying that occur among children, and those experienced by teachers in the world of education as a warning in responding to the proliferation of seeds of violence that live in the society. Various forms of bullying have become an important momentum in reforming effective and meaningful forms of punishment for child perpetrators in the Juvenile Criminal Justice System (SPPA).
It is hoped that the monthly publication of the Indonesian Update with current themes will help policy makers in government and business institutions – as well as academic circles, think tanks and elements of civil society, both at home and abroad, to obtain actual information and contextual analysis about economic conditions, politics, social and law in Indonesia, as well as an understanding of public policy in Indonesia.