The blue economy and the development of coastal areas will be helpful in increasing NDC and reducing carbon emissions
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Blue economy in coastal ecosystems will aid in increasing the achievement of reducing carbon or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as stated in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) document, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya stated.

"The blue economy and the development of coastal areas will be helpful in increasing NDC and reducing carbon emissions," Nurbaya remarked during a virtual discussion related to blue carbon followed in Jakarta, Monday.

Based on the dynamics of the response to the issue of carbon emissions, the business world and the community have high hopes to contribute in reducing GHG emissions, she noted.

This is apparent from the public's enthusiasm and willingness to work together in carbon utilization and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In particular, Nurbaya also highlighted the carbon and non-carbon potential in coastal and aquatic ecosystems. She believes there were several potentials that could be explored regarding blue carbon owned in the two ecosystems.

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has identified mangroves that are included in coastal ecosystems as one of the important factors in achieving net carbon sequestration or net sinks of forestry and other land use (FoLU) by 2030.

Indonesia, as an archipelagic nation, also encourages the development of a blue economy that promotes environmental sustainability and sustainability. The blue economy program has been included in Indonesia's National Long-Term Development Plan for the 2005-2025 period.

The government has conducted identification to link the blue economy with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as in target 14 for the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources.

"Like I said earlier, this coastal area offers several good benefits, both carbon and non-carbon. However, we must pursue the contribution from the business world and the society," she affirmed.

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