Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA) - Indonesia is greatly concerned over the climate change issue and is always committed to making policies to tackle it, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, has stressed.

"We truly care about climate change. So, we don't need to be taught (by other countries)," the minister remarked on the sidelines of the “2022 Net Zero Summit,” a part of the Business 20 (B20) Summit 2022, in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Friday.

He said that no policy makers in Indonesia want the wrong policies on climate change as they would negatively impact future generations.

“So, all the policies made are thoroughly calculated carefully. I personally don't want my grandson and his generation to be damaged because we made the wrong policy," he added.

He stressed that other countries are welcome to give advice on climate change as long as such advice does not impede Indonesia's economic growth.

In addition, he said that all loans or green economy investments provided by other countries to Indonesia must be provided at the same interest rates as investments in developed countries.

"If the (interest rate) is just like ones of developing countries, what's the point for us?" he asked.

During its G20 Presidency, Indonesia has pursued three priority issues: global health architecture, digital transformation, and sustainable energy transition.

The last of the three is being pursued in view of the increasingly real impact of climate change that has compromised development, both on the national and global scale.

G20 member countries have sought to address the issue by ensuring that the transition to eco-friendly energy goes smoothly and establishing a platform for investment to achieve that target.

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