Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) has urged all stakeholders to collaborate in achieving the Climate Village Program (ProKlim) target of 20 thousand locations by 2024.

"ProKlim is a form of our real action to realize climate resilience and a lifestyle, with low greenhouse gas emissions at the village level, through the implementation of climate change adaptation and mitigation actions," Director General of Climate Change Control at the KLHK Ministry Laksmi Dewanthi noted in a press release received here, Thursday.

While reading the speech of Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya at the 2022 ProKlim Technical Coordination Meeting on Thursday, Dewanthi conveyed that community involvement at the village level is becoming one of the keys to successful climate change control.

Dewanthi later noted that carbon emissions, as the cause of climate change, cannot be separated from anthropogenic activities. In terms of impact, the community members also directly felt the various impacts of climate change. Hence, they must play a role in handling climate change.

This can be achieved through energy efficiency; management of household, livestock, and agricultural waste; and sustainable forest management as the basis for climate change mitigation efforts, Dewanthi stated.

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In addition, water use efficiency, soil and water conservation, increased food security, disaster management efforts, such as floods and landslides, sustainable agricultural patterns, and protection against disease will be the keys to successful adaptation to climate change.

Good practices for climate change adaptation and mitigation are being continuously encouraged by the government through the KLHK Ministry to be developed at the site level through ProKlim by building community resilience in facing climate change and community-based reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

"The Climate Village Program is a tangible form of community contribution at the village level in achieving Indonesia's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) targets," she noted.

Until 2021, ProKlim has registered as many as 3,270 locations throughout Indonesia and targeted 20 thousand climate villages in 2024.

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