The CCUS program at G20 will mirror our country’s serious commitment to protecting the environment
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia will propose collaboration on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) during its G20 Presidency, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said.

"The CCUS program at G20 will mirror our country’s serious commitment to protecting the environment. The program is one of the consequences for the countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change," the ministry's Oil and Gas Director General Tutuka Ariadji informed in a press release issued here on Wednesday.

During its year-long G20 Presidency from December 1, 2021, to November 2022, Indonesia will take up three key topics: the global health system, economic transformation, digital and energy transition, he said.

As part of this agenda, Indonesia should establish multilateral cooperation with other G20 members so that CCUS becomes one of the collaborative projects at the forum, Ariadji highlighted.

The G20 forum comprises 19 countries: South Africa, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Russia, France, China, Turkey, and the European Union.

“Indonesia has established cooperation with Japan, but it is not enough. Larger-scale cooperation with other countries is necessitated,” Ariadji said.

Canada and the US are among the countries that must be engaged since they have experience in implementing CCUS, he added.

"We have enough time to establish multilateral cooperation to highlight CCUS as one of the collaborative projects in G20," he remarked.

In accordance with the theme of its presidency, “Recover Together, Recover Stronger,” Indonesia has appealed to the world to work hand-in-hand to achieve a stronger and sustainable recovery, he noted.

At least 150 activities will be organized as part of the G20 Presidency meetings, encompassing working groups, engagement groups, deputies/sherpa, ministerial meetings, G20 Summit, and other side activities, he said.

CCUS or CCS will be one of the topics that will be taken up during the G20’s side meetings this year, he added.

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