Jakarta (ANTARA) - The government has encouraged Indonesian youths to become actively involved in the process of energy transition that is currently one of the key issues discussed during Indonesia's G20 Presidency.

"Indonesia adheres to a multistakeholder approach for sustainable development that involves not only the government but also the private sector, academia, and the public community, including the younger generation," Director of development, economy, and environment at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hari Prabowo stated during an online discussion on Tuesday.

Prabowo believes that youth have a crucial role to play in promoting the use of new and renewable energy.

To this end, he affirmed that the government will continue to support various activities, including youth forums engaged in tackling new and renewable energy issues since members of the young generation are the agents of change to increase awareness of the importance of clean energy.

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Moreover, Prabowo encouraged Indonesian youths to act as pioneers in initiating the use of clean energy in daily life as well as supporting national policies in the energy transition efforts.

"We also encourage the younger generation to forge various collaborations within the framework of the G20," he stated.

He affirmed that Indonesia's G20 Presidency had various workflows that can be harmonized through efforts to encourage the use of new and renewable energy.

The younger generation can play a role in the G20 forum, for instance, through Youth 20, Energy Transition Working Group (ETWG), and G20 women empowerment group (W20), Prabowo further noted.

The Indonesian government focuses on three key topics of energy transition at the G20 forum: energy access, technology, and funding.

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The first focus on energy access leads to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all, especially energy for electrification and clean energy.

The second focus is on technology to generate more energy in a more efficient or novel way.

Moreover, energy storage will be one of the topics raised in the field of technology, and it includes a low-carbon energy system, clean industrial development, integration of renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

With regard to the third focus of funding, the Indonesian government highlighted that energy transition requires some new projects and investments, so that clean energy power plants can be developed on a massive scale.

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