chapter  7
16 Pages

Sukunan village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Environmental sustainability through community-based waste management and eco-tourism
ByIswanto, Sita Rahmani, Sonia Roitman

The village of Sukunan in Yogyakarta has for the last 13 years implemented an innovative and successful community project to manage waste. The project is totally collectively driven by the community and has been replicated by other communities in Yogyakarta and Indonesia. The chapter tells the story of Sukunan Eco-Village from the beginning of the project to its significant environmental outcomes. The project has also achieved social and economic outcomes. In addition to solving an environmental problem through the management of solid waste, this project has empowered the local community through capacity building and the development of new livelihood opportunities. The success of the project implied some trade-offs, in particular in relation to the pace of the process, the requirement of strong leadership and the type of practices to be implemented. The project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 11 and 12 at a local scale.