Indonesia to highlight climate change mitigation efforts at COP26

Indonesia to highlight climate change mitigation efforts at COP26

Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar during the July ministerial meeting COP26 UNFCCC participated from here on Monday (July 26, 2021). (ANTARA/HO-KLHK/FR)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar stressed that Indonesia's Delegation (Delri) should draw attention to the country's commitment to mitigating climate change at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).

The COP26 event, hosted in Glasgow, England, from October 31 to November 12, 2021, is held to expedite action to fulfill the goal of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

In a written statement received here on Monday, she noted that Delri should not only put the spotlight on the nation's mitigation and adaptation plan but also support from the financing sector.

Delri should also highlight Indonesia's readiness to accelerate the development of low-carbon technology in future and the solidarity between sectors, she affirmed.

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The government has also prepared a collective move to reduce carbon emissions from the forestry and land sector through incentive and tax, while the energy sector is making a move toward decarbonization, she told Delri.

Indonesia remains committed to a stronger, low-emission, and climate-resilient future by conveying the Updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and Long-Term Strategies Low Carbon and Climate Resilience 2050 documents on July 22, 2021, Bakar noted.

The commitment outlined in the documents continue to be strengthened, including through Indonesia's virtual bilateral meeting with Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the UNFCCC Patricia Espinosa on September 10, 2021.

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Bakar's Ministry conducted Delri's final coordination meeting for the UN COP26 held virtually on Saturday.

The ministry, as the National Focal Point (NFP) for UNFCCC, also invited related technical ministers to the meeting.

Those invited comprised the energy and mineral resources minister, vice minister of foreign affairs, state-owned enterprises' vice minister II, vice finance minister, environment and forestry vice minister, and several director generals from other ministries or institutions.

Indonesian ambassadors in London and Berlin also attended the meeting to provide moral and technical support.

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