"Indonesia welcomes the adoption of the Paris Agreement Work Programme, which will guide the parties in implementing the Paris Agreement," Chief of Indonesian Negotiator Nur Masripatin stated on the last day of the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP-24) UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on Dec 14 in Katowice, Poland.
During the negotiation process, which took place from Dec 2, the Indonesian delegation actively encouraged the meeting to produce a balanced and comprehensive Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) and put forward the principles of Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities.
As an archipelagic country, Indonesia is interested in regulating PAWP to address the global and multidimensional threats of climate change, including threats on the efforts to alleviate poverty, achieve sustainable development, and protect the environment.
In a high-level session on Dec 12, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya read out a statement from the Indonesian government on Indonesia?s hope that developed countries could fulfill pre-2020 commitments and increase ambitions to fulfill the objectives of the Paris Agreement, both in reducing emissions and helping developing countries in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The Indonesian government has expressed commitment to contribute to the handling of climate change, call for the need to increase international cooperation, as well as strengthen the multilateral framework in addressing the issue of climate change.
The Indonesian delegation at the COP-24 was led by Nurbaya and members from across ministries/institutions.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was actively involved as a negotiator at the COP-24.
During the COP-24, the Indonesian delegation continued to support the effectiveness of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, among others, by ensuring fund and technology as well as building capacity to developing countries in implementing the Paris Agreement.
Reporting by Yuni Arisandy
Editingt by Azis Kurmala, Sri Haryati