Indonesia plans to cut emissions by 29% by 2030

Indonesia plans to cut emissions by 29% by 2030

Siti Nurbaya Bakar. (ANTARA/Reno Esnir)

We will not just follow the will of the world."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia plans to cut emissions by 29 percent by 2030, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, stated on Wednesday.

"Under the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), we have agreed to reduce emissions by 29 percent by 2030," Siti Nurbaya said after attending a meeting on climate change.

The INDC, she noted, was a structured document outlining Indonesias efforts on climate change problems.

The document will be tabled during an international conference on climate change to be held in November and December in Paris, France.

"The decision to cut emissions to this extent has been calculated by the government and has been included in its development policy," the minister remarked.

The minister also pointed out that the government had taken into account the industrial and energy sector while arriving at the figure.

Nurbaya cited the example of the forestry sector, which has managed to lower emissions by 85 percent.

"Of course, there are consequences related to the target," she said.

Coal power plants are one of the major carbon emission contributors, Nurbaya pointed out.

Indonesia plans to reveal a special mission during the climate change conference in Paris, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) had stated earlier.

Cabinet Secretary, Pramono Agung, noted after a meeting with several officials led by the President on Monday that the meeting was held to discuss preparations for the climate change conference.

"The event is an important forum for the world. The President wants Indonesia, as an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia, to deliver some documents. We will not just follow the will of the world," he remarked.

The presentation is being strengthened by including inputs from several experts and relevant ministries.

At the same meeting, the Environment and Forestry Ministry also presented a document to be submitted during the global climate change conference in Paris.

Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar confirmed that the document had been discussed by the relevant stakeholders and compiled through a lengthy trial process.

"Once reported, we will upload the document soon. We will wait for inputs for two weeks," Bakar pointed out.

Six governors from Aceh, Papua, West Papua, Central Kalimantan, and South Sumatra, among others, will participate in the global climate change conference.
(Uu.A063/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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