Padang, West Sumatra (ANTARA) - The Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Ministry ensured that the program to boost absorption of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the forestry and land use sector is being conducted on a massive scale throughout the country.

The gas emission absorption program was called the Forestry and Other Land Use (FoLU) Net Sink 2030, Secretary of the ministry's Directorate General of Forestry and Environmental Planning (PKTL), Dr Hanif Faisol, noted in a statement on Friday .

In line with the directives of Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, this program has become one of the most reliable ways to combat climate change, according to Faisol.

This is very important, as Indonesia is also committed to dealing with climate change, he affirmed.

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The FoLU Net Sink 2030 program has been running across all regions in Indonesia.

His side will hold meetings in all regions in Indonesia, and the ministry currently focuses on 12 provinces.

The ministry has also conducted public awareness campaigns and programs on emission reduction activities.

"We hope that this would also be supported by all stakeholders as well as elements of society," he remarked.

Indonesia has played an important role in addressing the impacts of climate change, as the country has one of the largest tropical forests in the world.

The FoLU Net Sink not only concerns the absorption of gas emissions but also the economic value of carbon pricing.

"It is clear that we are among the three countries in the world that have the largest tropical forests. Hence, by planting trees and preserving mangroves, we can also gain economic potential through them, and the numbers are fantastic," he stated.

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