The calculation of carbon footprint is aimed at preserving the environment
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has tasked, a technology company focusing on climate actions, to calculate the carbon footprint in the implementation of the G20 Summit in Bali.

The calculation of carbon footprint serves as an effort to realize the concept of environmentally-friendly sustainable tourism.

"The calculation of carbon footprint is aimed at preserving the environment. We tasked with calculating how much carbon emissions are from the G20 and whether the G20 has succeeded in offsetting carbon emissions," Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno remarked while meeting Founder and CEO Arfan Arlanda in Nusa Dua, Bali, according to an official statement here on Thursday.

G20 is an international forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union that work together to handle major issues. Indonesia is holding the presidency of the grouping this year. The G20 Summit was held in Bali on November 15-16, 2022.

Later, the calculation result will be announced at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2023 in February 2023.

"This is a gold standard from a world-class event where sustainable tourism requires us to have a green MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions) concept," he stated.

According to Uno, the development of sustainable tourism is essential for the revival of tourism and the creative economy to create job opportunities in Indonesia.

He expressed optimism that three million job opportunities would be created through sustainable tourism, which includes the agriculture sector as well as the hotel, restaurant, and cafe industries.

In addition, the ministry and have agreed to hold the Indonesia International Ecotourism Summit in Bali in mid-2023.

"We expect it to boost economic revival in Bali after G20," he stated.

On the occasion, Arlanda stated that is ready to forge collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

"We provide the technology to calculate the (carbon) emissions of all tourism activities in Indonesia. We also support inviting (tourists) to contribute to green activities, such as planting trees in all tourist destination areas," he remarked.

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