Indonesia needs $4.7 trillion to achieve SDGs target: business council

Indonesia needs $4.7 trillion to achieve SDGs target: business council

A screenshot of president of Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), Shinta Kamdani, at an online discussion in Jakarta on Tuesday (July 27, 2021). (ANTARA/Agatha Olivia)

The figure is based on calculations made before the COVID-19 pandemic, so it will likely increase due to the pandemic.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia will need US$4.7 trillion in financing to meet its sustainable development goals (SDGs) target by 2030, president of the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD), Shinta Kamdani, has said.

“The figure is based on calculations made before the COVID-19 pandemic, so it will likely increase due to the pandemic,” she projected during an online discussion in Jakarta on Tuesday.

According to Kamdani, sustainable economic development is closely related to improvement in several aspects, including social, economic, and environmental.

Development in Indonesia still tends to focus on social and economic recovery, while in fact, the environmental aspect must be the main foundation that must be promoted to support the social and economic conditions, she said.

“A healthy environment will influence the quality of health, decent access to education, and many other things,” she explained.

Moreover, Indonesia’s health indicator achievement since 2019 is still one of the aspects that need special attention, she said.

Therefore, the aspect of building a healthy environment should draw attention from all stakeholders to achieve the target of sustainable development, she added.

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