Indonesia’s Role in Global Climate Action


About the Hybrid Seminar

Indonesia, the fourth world’s most populous country, is the world’s fifth largest emitting country. In recent years, it has begun to ramp up its climate ambition, with several notable commitments, including the target of net zero emissions by 2060. Indonesia also aims for an emissions reduction of 29% by 2030 using domestic resources, which can be increased to 41% reduction if given sufficient international support. The country faces considerable challenges in attaining high-income status while pursuing various strategies to achieve its climate targets in a socially equitable way. Doing so will require innovative policies and solutions across multiple government sectors and industries, especially energy and manufacturing, forestry and land use. It also calls for close collaboration between Indonesia, developed country partners and the private sector to build reliable and credible flows of finance, technology and expertise at the scale needed for an economy-wide green transformation.

In this seminar, Masyita Crystallin Ph.D, Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance Republic of Indonesia on Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy, will share insights into how Indonesia plans to balance economic and welfare priorities while strengthening its leadership in global climate governance.

About the Speaker

Masyita Crystallin, Ph.D currently serves as Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance Republic of Indonesia on Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy. With her diverse career experience, she serves as the Sherpa for the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action where Indonesia’s Finance Minister H.E Sri Mulyani Indrawati serves as co-chair with the Finance Minister of Netherlands. Masyita is spokesperson and Chairman of the office of the Board at the Indonesia Investment Authority. She also serves as Commissioner at Indonesia Financial Group (IFG), Board member at the World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia, and Expert Board of APINDO (Indonesian Employers Association).

Prior to joining the ministry, Masyita served as the Chief Economist for DBS Indonesia. She was also Macroeconomist at the Macro-Fiscal Management team at the World Bank and was part of the core economist team supporting Indonesia’s Fiscal Policy Agency. Her numerous positions within the government included the role of macroeconomic policy special advisor to the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs focusing on accelerating Indonesia’s infrastructure and tourism development, and being part of the National Team for the Enhancement of Exports and Investment led by the Coordinating Ministers of Economic Affairs previously.

Masyita holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University, USA, specializing in International Monetary and Finance in 2015. She completed her Master’s Degree at the Australian National University in International Development Economics and received her bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, where she started her career as a lecturer.


This is a hybrid event which will be held at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).

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Attending the Event Virtually via Webinar

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If you have questions for the speakers, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speakers during the Q&A session.


Mar 28 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 2 / Webinar