Tiza Mafira

Tiza Mafira

Tiza Mafira is a law and public policy expert specialising in climate change and the circular economy. She is also the Executive Director of the Indonesia Plastic Bag Diet Movement, which advocates for policies and awareness to reduce single-use plastics.

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Tiza Mafira's Biography

Tiza Mafira stands at the forefront of Indonesia's climate policy and circular economy initiatives.

As the head of Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) Indonesia, Tiza Mafira directs a non-profit think tank dedicated to advancing climate finance. Her leadership has been instrumental in several key government initiatives. Notably, she provided critical advice to PT SMI on the establishment of the SDG Indonesia One Fund and played a pivotal role in the creation of the Environmental Fund Public Services Agency (BPDLH) in collaboration with Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Finance. Her technical assistance to the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment on Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) implementation further underscores her strategic influence in energy transition mechanisms.

Mafira is a member of the Advisory Group for ClimateWorks Foundation’s Just Transition Funds where she helped develop the Comprehensive Investment and Policy Plan (CIPP) for the JETP Secretariat and Finance Working Group. She is also a member of the ESG Committee for Indonesia’s new capital city, Nusantara.

Deeply committed to environmental sustainability, Tiza Mafira co-founded Dietplastik Indonesia, a non-profit that has successfully driven the implementation of single-use plastic bans in over 100 cities across Indonesia. Her advocacy work with PR3 The Global Alliance to Advance Reuse demonstrates her vision for integrating reuse solutions into broader infrastructure systems, transforming disconnected ventures into cohesive, large-scale initiatives.

Mafira has been featured in Emmy award-winning documentary The Story of Plastic and stars in the Netflix documentary, Plastic Island. Her insights and perspectives are regularly sought at high-profile events such as the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, the Asia-Europe Environment Forum, and the Asia-Europe Meeting SMEs Eco-Innovation Center (ASEIC).

Mafira was named one of five Global Ocean Heroes by the UN Environment in 2018 and received the Mental Revolution award from the Government of Indonesia in 2019. Her numerous accolades affirm her status as a leading figure in climate activism and speaks volumes of her influence and commitment to environmental change.

Tiza Mafira's innovative approach to environmental change, combined with her extensive experience and deep knowledge, makes her an invaluable speaker. Her life goal is to reshape systems and make sustainable living accessible and convenient for all. Mafira is a mother of two and holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Laws from Universitas Indonesia.

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