President Jokowi to speak at World Leaders Summit

President Jokowi to speak at World Leaders Summit

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi (left) during a press statement regarding the World Leaders Summit on Climate Change or the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. (ANTARA/HO-Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau/rst)

Only three speakers at the event are the British Prime Minister, the Colombian President, and President Jokowi
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo will speak at the World Leaders Summit on Forest and Land Use on day-two of the World Leaders Summit on Climate Change or 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) of the UNFCCC, Tuesday.

"President Jokowi will speak at the World Leaders Summit on Forest and Land Use on the second day of COP26," Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi stated during an online press statement monitored here on Tuesday.

Minister Marsudi explained that at the meeting, only two speakers had received a special invitation from British Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson, as the host of the COP26 World Leaders Conference.

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The invitation was addressed to Indonesian President Jokowi and Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez.

"Only three speakers at the event are the British Prime Minister, the Colombian President, and President Jokowi," Marsudi added.

After speaking at the World Leaders Summit on Forest and Land Use, President Jokowi and his entourage will head to the Glasgow Prestwick Airport, Scotland, and fly to the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the United Arab Emirates.

President Jokowi will continue his visit to the United Arab Emirates to strengthen cooperative relations between both nations, especially in the trade and investment sectors.


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On the first day of COP26, President Jokowi had conveyed Indonesia's commitment and consistency in dealing with the impacts of climate change. The head of state explained that Indonesia had significantly reduced deforestation and tackled forest fires.

In addition, Indonesia has commenced the rehabilitation of mangrove forests spanning an area of 600 thousand hectares until 2024 and three million hectares of critical land during the 2010-2019 period.

In the energy sector, Indonesia continues to move forward with the development of an electric car ecosystem and the construction of the largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia.


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Indonesia has also taken advantage of new and renewable energy sources, such as biofuels, and the development of clean energy-based industries, by starting the construction of the world's largest green industrial area in North Kalimantan.

However, President Jokowi also questioned the contribution of developed countries to overcome the impacts of climate change.

"Indonesia, as a country with large green land and seas, with the potential to contribute to carbon waste, still needs support and contributions from developed countries," President Jokowi stated.

The head of state sought support from the developed countries through their contribution in technology transfer and other programs to help Indonesia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets, whose realization had been hindered by the pandemic.


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