Hopefully, the activities and discussions at the Indonesian Pavilion as well as the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration can inspire us all to build stronger and broader actions to control climate change.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Pavilion at the 27th UN Climate Conference (COP-27) in Egypt demonstrated Indonesia’s leadership in tackling climate change, according to Deputy Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK) Alue Dohong.
A total of 66 panel discussions were held at the pavilion, which involved 323 speakers.
The 66 discussions involved various elements from the government, the private sector, and the community to demonstrate Indonesia’s leadership in various real climate actions, he informed in a statement on Friday.
“The Indonesian Pavilion has carried out soft diplomacy to accompany Indonesia’s hard diplomacy at COP-27 UNFCCC,” he said at the closing of the Indonesian Pavilion on Thursday (November 17, 2022) local time.
The Indonesian Pavilion attracted more than 3,500 delegates. It served as a forum for the sharing of information, views, and thoughts constructively and integratively and formed a part of efforts by the government and all parties to prevent climate change that could be further explored at the national, regional, and global levels.
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One of the issues discussed in depth at the pavilion was the FoLU Net Sink 2030 agenda with Indonesia committing to higher or more balanced greenhouse gas absorption (GHG) in the forestry and other land use (FoLU) sectors.
FoLU Net Sink refers to a condition wherein the greenhouse gas emission absorption matches or is higher than the emissions produced by the forestry and land use sector.
Several efforts to reduce GHG emissions were also discussed, starting from measures to achieve the Net Zero Emission 2060 commitment, sustainable development, gender, youth movement, and waste management, to managing peatlands and mangroves.
Dohong also highlighted the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration, specifically in relation to environmental issues and climate change, which has confirmed the need for stronger and collaborative efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
“Hopefully, the activities and discussions at the Indonesian Pavilion as well as the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration can inspire us all to build stronger and broader actions to control climate change,” he said.
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Support from all parties, including the private sector, is necessary to achieve the FoLU Net Sink target by 2030, director general of sustainable forest management at the Environment and Forestry Ministry, Agus Justianto, said in a statement issued Friday.
“Financial cooperation and support from all parties, including businesspersons, is necessary to support Indonesia’s ambitious target for handling climate change,” Justianto said during a discussion at UN COP-27 in Egypt on Thursday (local time).
Based on calculations, the minimum investment required to implement the agenda, through four main activities, is US$14 billion, he informed.
Specifically, US$7.59 billion is required for reducing deforestation and forest degradation, while US$5.47 billion is needed for the development of plantation forests.
Further, US$0.82 billion is required for increasing carbon reserves, including through mitigation action toward sustainable forest management, while US$0.69 billion is needed for managing and restoring peatlands.
The government cannot work alone in implementing these actions to achieve the target that it has set, Justianto said.
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