The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GTZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. GTZ has been working in Indonesia since 1975.
For an Internship in PAKLIM
Screening of Adaptation Measures for Malang (East Java) Project:
TC-Module: Policy Advise for Environment
and Climate Change
Up to six months (minimum at least 4 months)
starting preferably from May 2010
Professional background of the intern:
The intern should have good understanding in climate change issues
namely adaptation, additionally he/she should have experiences related to city/regional
planning and/or city administration; preferably study backgrounds of city
planning, regional planning, geography or environmental management (with
emphasis on climate change issues). She/He should have completed the 2nd year of studies or even studying at post-graduate level.
Within the government to government negotiations in October 2007 the new priority area Climate Change
within the German – Indonesian development cooperation was decided. In the aftermath,
a programme on environment and climate protection was developed. This programme
will consist of two 4-year phases and started in January 2009. Within this
programme, the Technical Cooperation (TC)-module: Policy Advise for Environment
and Climate Change (PAKLIM) aim is to support the government of Indonesia so
that the national government, Indonesian cities and industrial enterprises plan
and implement climate strategies and instruments. The role as coordinating
counterpart for this cooperation was assigned to the Indonesian Ministry of
Rapidly expanding urban settlements in the developing world face severe
climaticrisks inthelight of climate change. Urban populations will
increasingly be forced tocope with increased incidents of flooding, air and water pollution, heat
stress andvector-borne diseases.Climate projections indicate
that the mean wet-season rainfall will increase across most of Indonesia, especially in regions located south
of the equator such as Java and Bali. At the same time, the length of the dry season is expected to increase. Moreover, an
increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme events like El Nino, which
has caused major droughts and fires in Indonesia, is already noticeable in the
Asian region. Within the scope of the intervention area cities and climate change,
a cooperation with ICLEI (Local governments for sustainability) was established
to develop an advisory framework for the cities. This advisory framework looks
at mitigation but also adaptation measures and uses a risk analysis tool to
assess the risks to cities for cc. Objective:
The Integrated Climate Action (ICA) Framework
consists of five phases in a thorough cyclic step for assuring a proper and
quality development of city integrated climate action. The phases are: Establish the Context, Prioritize Areas for Action and Setting Goals, Develop Integrated Climate Action Plan, Monitor and Report, and Review and Restrategize.
The term integrated climate action refers to a
combination of actions related to mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation Actions
are actions that are dealing with the reduction of greenhouse gases, while
Adaptation Actions are actions that are dealing with the impacts of climate
change. Adaptation actions can be in form of anticipating the impacts and in
form of coping with the impacts.
For the sake of establishing the context and
prioritizing areas for actions and goal settings, there is a need to Identify City
Climate Change Impacts Risks, and Opportunities that are going to be used as
basis for Assessing City Adaptive Capacity and for Setting City Adaptation
Goals. For this reason, an intern is expected to contribute by searching for
suitable literature, support to adapt the from ICLEI produced advisory framework
to the Indonesian conext and assist to carry the knowledge of the AUSAID funded
project into the PAKLIM cities, so that PAKLIM is able to monitor, develop
suitable assessment tools and provide ideas on adaptation actions for the
Scope of Work:
I. Getting to know the administration and organization structure
within a development cooperation programme.
workshop preparations or aspects related to knowledge management aspects. Further specific
tasks for the intern will be:
II. Study international
adaptation literature (specifically city adaptation planning) for understanding
the ideas of Climate Change Adaptation and to identify reasons and co-benefits
for actions in this area in developing countries. III. Support the study on
how current actions of disaster risk management or spatial planning already
integrate aspects of adaptation to climate change and how these initiatives
could be adjusted to include adaption planning for cities. Question could be
IV. How could adaptation
planning be integrated into existing plans (e.g. city spatial plan or disaster
management plans)? ü Study the city’s
spatial plan to identify city land-use and zoning.
· Which parts of the city are already in line with the
spatial plan? Which are not?
· Understanding the areas within the city that are
vulnerable to climate change impacts, what kind of adjustments have to be included in the spatial plan?
· Assess those impacts which are not under the cities
jurisdiction. ü Analyse the ICLEI approach
to adaptation and the Vulnerability Assessment Methodology developed on Lombok
· Study Lombok Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
report to get into the methods and tools of “Assessing Vulnerability at the
Meso Level but Considering the Multi-sectoral Impacts of Climate Change” so as
to identify possible linkages and complementarities between ICA and VA Lombok V. With related
PAKLIM and city officers, analyze city adaptive capacity (emergency aid,
reconstruction, and rehabilitation) and adapt the advisory framework for the
adaptation assessment and goal development. VI. Optional: Link the results with city mitigation action
plan (if the city has advanced to such an action plan). Output of Internship:
1. Listing of
administrative or organizational activities.
2. Literature review,
as well as a list of contact details of important research institutions so as
to critically reflect on the ICA tool.
3. Further a list of
co-benefits that actions on adaptation within cities could/should generate.
4. Short recommendations
of complementarities between VA and ICA adaptation framework.
5. Study of the
combination between existing planning and management tools (e.g. disaster risk
management and spatial planning guidance) and the ICA framework.