... or at least that's what he might think he is. The Jakarta mayor has just agreed 1) to ban smoking in public place and 2) to run compulsory emission test on vehicles.
I don't think any of these green policies could work well. Not as environmentalists would like them to. For smoking ban, see my takes here (on New York's case two years ago) and here (on the right to smoke and externality). As for emission standard, here's a related post. In short, I am skeptical on command-and-control approach. It's too much prone to abuse. I'm risking my face for papercup throwing session once again; but I'm gonna just say it: if clean air is the goal, gasoline tax* will do better than emission standard. You ready with another increase in gasoline price?
*) ... and I mean a uniform tax on kilometers, not an emission tax. See a paper by Sarah West here.