Jakarta (ANTARA) - Global emissions need to be reduced by 50 percent as early as possible in order to achieve net-zero emissions (NZE) by 2050, the Founder of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) Dino Patti Djalal.

FPCI is a non-partisan, non-political, and independent foreign policy organization established to discuss and introduce international relations issues with many related actors in Indonesia, such as diplomats, ambassadors, government officials, academics, researchers, business, media, think tanks, lecturers, and students.

"Global emissions must be cut by 50 percent from now on to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The carbon stock has been calculated to achieve these net emissions according to the Paris Agreement," Dino said at a press briefing in Jakarta on Wednesday.

According to the FPCI founder, the global phenomenon that will affect the industry, the economy, and many other aspects the most is climate change.

"If the world experiences a temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius, then 99 percent of the world's coral reefs will die, and Indonesia, as an archipelago country, will definitely be very affected," he said.

Responding to the hopes and promises of Indonesia emerging as the world’s 4th largest economy by 2045, Dino said the achievement of this vision would be greatly influenced by efforts to control climate change.

"We see that Indonesia's current condition is good and in the future, there are many hopes and promises for Indonesia in 2045 becoming the 4th largest economy in the world, and there are many analyses about the achievements that are expected to occur when Indonesia reaches the age of 100 in 2045," Dino noted.

"However, from all these analyses, there is no risk analysis, and the biggest risk is about climate change where we will live with very hot temperatures," he pointed out.

For this reason, he said, the FPCI will again hold the 2023 Indonesia Net-Zero Summit (INZS) with the theme "It's Now or Never!" in Jakarta on Saturday (June 24, 2023).

INZS is an annual climate conference held by the FPCI as a platform for policy makers, diplomats, the private sector, celebrities, youth, and civil society to discuss climate issues.

"The point is that through this forum we will encourage the community and the government to get out of their comfort zone and don't get used to being aware of a crisis until it happens first," Dino said.

At the Indonesia Net-Zero Summit 2023, in addition to discussions in the form of panel discussions, a "Climate Concert" will also be held to build public interest and involvement in climate discussions.

INZS 2023 will be attended by around 5 thousand participants and involve more than 100 community organizations, communities, and universities.

Last year, the FPCI held INZS online for the first time with the theme "Save Indonesia Gold Vision 2045 from the Climate Emergency Threat."

"Together with 152 groups of climate activists and youth from all over Indonesia, FPCI voiced the aspirations and hopes of Indonesia to realize concrete steps toward achieving national net-zero emissions," Dino stated.

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