Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Standardization Agency (BSN) emphasized the need to standardize the carbon capture storage (CCS) mechanism to support the regulation and implementation of carbon economic value in Indonesia.

To help reduce emissions and achieve net-zero emissions in Indonesia, as targeted by the government, CCS will be one of the mitigation technologies implemented at the industry level, said Hendro Kusumo, BSN Deputy for Standardization Development, on Thursday.

"We will carry out accreditation of agencies authorized to verify and validate aspects related to the economic value of carbon," he explained.

Indonesia is hosting the 18th Plenary Meeting and Working Group Meetings of ISO/TC 265 on June 3–7 to discuss carbon dioxide capture, transportation, and geological storage.

ISO/TC 265 has so far published 13 standards, with four of them being adopted as Indonesia's national standards (SNIs) to support the implementation of carbon economic value in the country.

Jodi Mahardi, Deputy of Maritime Sovereignty and Energy at the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, emphasized that standardization will strengthen Indonesia's stature at the global level on CCS implementation.

CCS has been implemented in various countries, including Canada and Norway, and it will increase the level of trust among investors regarding the implementation of carbon economic value in Indonesia, he said.

"It will also help our carbon trading to be recognized by the international community, which will make everything easier," he added.

To support the implementation of the CCS mechanism in Indonesia, President Joko Widodo signed a presidential regulation on January 30.

The regulation provides a legal basis for CCS as one of the strategies carried out by Indonesia to mitigate climate change effects through carbon dioxide capture, usage, and storage.

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