Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia is committed to adopting a circular economy as one of the pillars of the Golden Indonesia 2045 vision, an official at the Ministry of National Development Planning stated on Tuesday (December 19).

"The adoption of a circular economy on a massive scale can open new opportunities to grow the economy in the future," the ministry's deputy for economy Amalia Adiningrat Widyasanti remarked in Jakarta.

Widyasanti noted that the circular economy is part of the green economy that offers enormous potential to Indonesia to drive economic growth in future.

She cited a study conducted by Greenpeace Indonesia that showed the green economy can create 2.4 million new job opportunities in the country by 2030.

She remarked that in the 2025-2045 National Long-term Development Plan (RPJPN), the government is aiming for a primary energy mix of 60 percent of new and renewable energy by 2045.

To achieve the target, the government will intensify efforts to conduct energy transition, develop green transportation systems, and adopt a circular economy, she elaborated.

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Widyasanti then remarked that the government had decided to prioritize the adoption of a circular economy in five sectors, including the textile and food and beverage industries.

According to the ministry's deputy, the government will strive to succeed in a circular economy by devising and implementing policies related to energy efficiency, just energy transition, development of smart grids and energy storage technology, green transportation, and sustainable management of forests and agricultural lands.

"The government will work along with various parties, including the private sector, communities, and non-governmental organizations, to promote the green economy," she stated.

She then expressed belief that by adopting a circular economy, Indonesia will reap economic benefits while preserving the environment.

Circular economies can stimulate sustainable economic growth, open new job opportunities, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, she pointed out.

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