"We have been disappointed by advanced countries` stance."
Biak, Papua (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has been disappointed by advanced countries` stance in the 18th Conference of Parties on Climate Change in Doha recently, Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya said.

"We have been disappointed by advanced countries` stance. They should have been more considerate with regard to the impact of climate change on third world countries," he said here on Wednesday.

He said it was the third world countries especially the archipelagic countries that have felt the impact of the climate change so far.

The stance that has disappointed Indonesia and also other developing countries was the one regarding commitment to gas emissions and funding, he said.

With regard to the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol 37 advanced countries and the European Union have agreed on the second commitment period of eight years from January 1, 2013.

These countries represent less than 20 percent of the world`s green house gas emissions.

Three advanced countries, namely Russia, Japan and New Zealand have decided to remain members (parties) of the Kyoto Protocol but have made no commitment to gas emissions reduction while Canada and the US have decided to drop out from the Kyoto Protocol.

"Indonesia meanwhile remains committed to reducing emissions. We will continue to strive to meet all the targets that have been set," the minister said.

Indonesian chief delegate to the meeting Rachmat Witoelar had earlier said Indonesia had asked advanced countries to show their leadership in the gas emissions reduction efforts.

Regarding the funding advanced countries have only agreed to decisions which are qualitative reassurance in nature meaning they would only implement their commitment to long-term finance made in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the COP 15 in 2009.

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