Indonesia ready to face negotiations on guidelines in COP23 - (d)

Indonesia ready to face negotiations on guidelines in COP23 - (d)

DR Nur Masripatin. (facebook.com)

The theme is divided into four sub-themes, which are strategy, plan, implementation, and review."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government of Indonesia is ready to negotiate its interest to be included in the Modality, Procedures and Guidelines (MPGs) for the implementation of the Paris Agreement 2016.

The modality, procedures and guidelines will be discussed in the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP-23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which will take place in Germany on November 6-17, 2017.

Environment and Forestry Ministrys General Director of Climate Change Management Nur Masripatin said in a press statement received by ANTARA News here on Sunday, that the Indonesian delegation would ensure its national interest to be accommodated in the MPGs.

The COP-23 will discuss a concept called "One Conference, Two Zones" divided into two major meeting agenda of negotiations and non-negotiations.

On the National Focal Point (NFP), Masripatin explained that Indonesia has been preparing some strategies since June 2017 in the face of the COP-23. It has formed a negotiator team, a delegation secretariat team and a pavilion team.

It is also preparing a delegation office; a side event themed "Forest and Land Sector"; a submission draft; a standard operating procedure; and a guideline and position for the Indonesian delegation.

In regard to the pavilion of Indonesia, Masripatin noted it would be themed "A Smarter World: Green Solutions for A Changing Climate", which pictures commitment, readiness, and capability of Indonesia as the part of the solution to mitigate the climate change.

"The theme is divided into four sub-themes, which are strategy, plan, implementation, and review," she said.

The pavilion would demonstrate Indonesias current efforts of mitigating climate change, such as use of alternative energy; climate changes resilience through public participation, political, and economic instruments; ecosystem restoration; and blue carbon utilization.

Masripatin was hopeful the showcase presented through the Indonesia pavilion and its side events would educate the global community to be more aware of the climate change.

Therefore, he asked the pavilions stakeholders to synchronize their events with Indonesian delegations mission during the negotiation, especially in sharing information and technical analysis.

(Reporting by Virna Setyorini/Uu.A060/A014)

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