Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government renewed its commitment on Saturday to encourage a 26-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

"Although no developing country, including Indonesia, is obliged to cut gas emissions by 26 percent, Indonesia will do it," Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said at the conclusion of an international conference of Tunza environment at the Merdeka Building in Bandung, West Java, on Saturday.

Gusti noted that three essential steps could be taken to reduce gas emissions in Indonesia, including preventing deforestation, planting more trees, processing waste properly and using energy as efficiently as possible.

One of the steps was taken by adopting a program called "Moving toward Green Indonesia" which served as a tool to develop and control conservation programs and deal with environmental destruction and climate change, he said.

The international conference of Tunza environment themed "Tunza Indonesia Children and Youth on the Road to Rio+20 lasted for five days from October 27 to October 1 in Bandung, capital of West Java province.

Sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in cooperation with a number of donors, the biennial meeting brought together 1,200 children and youths from 108 countries.(*)

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