Track: Renewable Energy
EU's Renewable Energy Directive II or RED II was aimed to achieve the renewable energy use target in EU and reduce the environmental issues especially greenhouse gas emissions from every industry within the EU’s member states. However, the impact of this EU’s environmental policy has grew outside the region, including to Indonesia. This article is intended to discuss the growing impact of RED II to Indonesia, especially deforestation as one of the EU’s concerns in RED II, and at the same time it also shows how the EU exert influence and bring changes to other states. With Cresswell’s (2019) qualitative research methods, we find that since its enactment, EU's RED II in 2018 had a growing impact to Indonesia including raises awareness regarding environmental issues, leading to changes in the environmental policies related to palm oil industry, as to cope with EU’s RED II policies and the previous directive’s impact, and indirectly combat and pushing down the deforestation cases in palm oil concession to the lowest rate. The result of this study preserving that the collaboration between Indonesia and EU achieving a beneficial relation.
European Union, RED II, Indonesia, Palm oil, Deforestation and International Organization.