Jakarta (ANTARA) - Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi deemed it crucial to step up cooperation and increase participation of all stakeholders to raise awareness in addressing the climate crisis.

While delivering her speech virtually at the Global Forum for Climate Movement held at the Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta, on Friday (November 17), Marsudi affirmed that the participation of all stakeholders in the climate handling agenda is urgently needed.

"It is important that we together build awareness of the climate crisis, strengthen international cooperation, and reinforce ethical and moral guidelines to realize environmentally friendly behavior," the minister stated, as quoted from a Foreign Ministry's press release received here on Saturday.

Indonesia's Islamic organization Muhammadiyah along with the Foreign Affairs Ministry and supported by the Indonesian Foundation for Net Zero Emission (ViriyaENB) held the Global Forum for Climate Movement with the theme of "Promoting Green Culture, Innovation, and Cooperation" in Yogyakarta on November 17-18.

The forum aimed at exploring and sharing Islamic values as a source of inspiration to foster a deep sense of appreciation for nature and commitment to sustainable practices in the global community.

The Global Forum for Climate Movement was a dynamic platform for various stakeholders to engage in constructive dialogues, exchange ideas, and shape collaboration for future climate action.

Muhammadiyah's participation in this global forum confirmed its commitment to contribute Islamic perspectives, share experiences, learn from others, and encourage a more inclusive and effective climate movement, according to the press release.

The event, which was held as a momentum of the 111th celebration of Muhammadiyah, was attended by 260 participants from 13 friendly countries: Australia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Vatican.

Some international organizations, such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union, faith-based organizations in Indonesia, and non-governmental organizations, also took part in the event.

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