Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government encourages green investments to support a clean energy shift and reduce carbon emissions for sustainable development, according to an official at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK).

Speaking at a seminar in Jakarta, Director General of Sustainable Forest Management at the ministry, Agus Justianto, highlighted the importance of transitioning to clean energy as a pathway for sustainable development in Indonesia.

To support sustainable development, the government is strengthening planning and control aspects, one of which is through the environmental information system Amdalnet.

Environmental impact analysis (Amdal) is one of the important requirements for fulfilling business permits.

Justianto explained that the government is also exploring ways to leverage the economic value of carbon in managing greenhouse gas emissions within national development.

Carbon markets and instruments using carbon economic value will be part of efforts to address climate change issues.

He emphasized the need to create a transparent carbon economic ecosystem with integrity, inclusion, and fairness.

"Of course, natural resource and environmental management challenges will certainly continue to grow," Justianto acknowledged.

Therefore, Indonesia needs to prepare in terms of technology, investment, and governance to ensure sustainable growth, he added.

In the forestry sector, he said, the KLHK also ensures good governance by implementing the Timber Verification and Legality System (SVLK).

The number of companies certified under SVLK increased from 2,742 in 2017 to 5,461 in 2023.

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