Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian G20 Presidency is encouraging the creation of a learning platform for the restoration and rehabilitation of mangroves and peatlands.

The statement was made by the director general of pollution and environmental damage control at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and co-chair of the Environment Deputies Meeting and Climate Sustainability Working Group (EDM-CSWG), Sigit Reliantoro, here on Monday.

"One of the issues that we will raise at the G20 is that we will create a learning platform for mangrove and peatland rehabilitation," Reliantoro said.

The 2nd EDM-CSWG meeting will be held from June 19 to June 21, 2022, in Jakarta, according to the G20.org website.

The EDM-CSWG will focus on land degradation, biodiversity loss, marine litter, water, sustainable consumption and resource efficiency, sustainable finance, and marine protection, Reliantoro informed, citing information provided on the website.

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According to him, the Indonesian G20 Presidency supports the learning platform because the country already has strong regulations related to the implementation of peat restoration and mangrove rehabilitation.

The policy has also been realized through concrete steps taken by the government along with various stakeholders.

Indonesia has gained much knowledge and lessons through the real actions of peat and mangrove restoration efforts, he added.

The nation has continued to bolster environmental diplomacy and has voiced its interests and successes in the environmental field at various international environmental diplomacy forums, Reliantoro noted.

Since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment, Indonesia has kept presenting its commitment to nurturing the environment at various international conventions, he said.

For instance, he said, Indonesia's commitment to the environment was proven by the passage of Law No. 16 of 2016 ratifying the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the FOLU (forestry and other land use) Net Sink by 2030.

"Indonesia's environmental diplomacy is becoming increasingly important to strengthen its position in the international diplomacy realm," Reliantoro remarked. (

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