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Indonesia’s 2030 FoLU net carbon sink target aligns with COP26 pledge
December 16, 2021

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JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - Part of Indonesia's major and legally-binding climate target is to reach net carbon sink by 2030 for the forestry and land use (FoLU) sector. This technically aligns and is consistent with the pledge made by countries at COP26 to end net deforestation (not ending deforestation by 2030), as reaffirmed by a spokesperson for the UK Prime Minister.

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo addressed the country's 2030 FoLU net carbon sink target in his two speeches at the recent global climate conference, thereby underlining that meeting this target is a top priority.

Indonesia's 2030 FoLU net carbon sink target already has a legal basis in the form of a presidential regulation signed by President Jokowi before his departure to the G20 and COP26 summits.

Meanwhile, Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has pointed out on various occasions that the majority of permits related to forestry and land use sector were not granted by the current administration, as reported by FORESTHINTS.NEWS in late January this year.

Throughout 2021, FORESTHINTS.NEWS has posted relevant news reports on Indonesia’s intensive climate efforts, particularly as related to COP26, sourced from the country's forestry authorities which serve as the national focal point to the UNFCCC. The following is a recap of some of these news reports:

Minister: COP26 President calls Indonesia a climate superpower
March 24, 2021

COP26 President Alok Sharma lauded Indonesia as a climate superpower, to which Minister Nurbaya responded by stating that Indonesia continues to make consistent efforts to tackle the climate crisis to the greatest extent possible, as befits a superpower which boasts remaining natural forests spanning an areas 3.7 times the size of the UK.

Indonesia's national focal point to UNFCCC takes stance on the LEAF Coalition
April 29, 2021

This news story focused on Indonesia’s clear stance on the newly-announced LEAF Coalition, as conveyed through an official letter from Minister Nurbaya to all Indonesian governors, in which she instructed them not to move forward with the LEAF initiative as the Indonesian government had not yet decided to join the coalition. As of today, Indonesia is still not a member of the LEAF coalition.

Indonesia making efforts to strengthen the new climate partnership with US
May 24, 2021

In a response to a letter from the US Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry, Minister Nurbaya emphasized that building and strengthening a new bilateral climate partnership is part of Indonesia's bilateral climate priorities. In addition to covering this development, the news report also focused on Indonesia’s insistence that a new climate partnership with the US requires strong alignments, given it is not meant to achieve short-term goals, but instead to create long-term synergies.

Indonesia's forestry carbon neutral target to align with international methodologies
June 2, 2021

Representing President Jokowi in a meeting with COP26 President Alok Sharma, Minister Nurbaya stressed that Indonesia is targeting the achievement of forestry carbon neutrality (including land use) by 2030. The COP26 President responded by stating that he was very pleased to hear of Indonesia's carbon neutral target in the forestry and land use sector.

Minister optimistic about earlier Indonesian carbon neutrality target
June 22, 2021

Indonesia has set 2060 or sooner as the target for achieving carbon neutrality (net zero emissions). Minister Nurbaya is confident that this target can be brought forward, thanks in part to Indonesia’s huge blue carbon resources. This news report presented a detailed analysis from Minister Nurbaya which also involved the energy and industries sector. As for the net carbon sink target in the forestry and land use (FoLU) sector, the minister confirmed that Indonesia remains very much on track to meet it by 2030.

Indonesia raises concerns over enhanced climate finance ahead of COP26
July 27, 2021

In a two-day ministerial meeting hosted by COP26 President Alok Sharma, parts of which were held virtually, Minister Nurbaya embodied Indonesia's firm attitude, in questioning the promise announced years ago by developed countries to provide climate finance of USD100 billion annually - considering that to date this pledge has yet to materialize. Also touched on was Indonesia’s need for at least USD81 billion to meet the country's NDC target.

Indonesia delivers expectations in Road to COP26
September 13, 2021

In a virtual meeting between UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and top-level Indonesian officials, Indonesia again conveyed the urgency of having a solid alignment between enhanced climate ambitions and enhanced climate finance from developed countries. This news report covered how Indonesia again expressed the country’s determination to meet its FoLU net carbon sink target by 2030, carry out energy transition (phasing out coal), and continue its climate finance efforts. Espinosa expressed concern that the NDC aggregates from all countries are not sufficient to limit temperature increases to 1.5 degrees. In this regard, she also praised President Jokowi's climate leadership.

Minister: Landmark presidential regulation prioritizing Indonesia's NDC target signed
October 29, 2021

This news story reported on the announcement from Minister Nurbaya of a landmark fresh-from-the-oven presidential regulation which serves as the legal basis for the country's climate targets, including the 2030 FoLU net carbon sink target. Also detailed were the levels of Indonesia's GHG reduction emission targets, both with the country’s own resources and with international support. This presidential regulation, as explained by Minister Nurbaya, also ensures that Indonesia is moving towards low GHG emissions development and climate resilience by 2050.

President Jokowi delivers legally binding targets at COP26
November 4, 2021

One of the major legally-binding climate targets delivered by President Jokowi at COP26 was Indonesia's FoLU 2030 net carbon sink target. Minister Nurbaya pointed out that, while the 2030 FoLU climate target does not encompass zero deforestation, it will continue to be in the reduced deforestation corridor until Indonesia reaches FoLU net carbon sink in 2030, in parallel with mangrove rehabilitation efforts among other things - as aligned with the COP26 net deforestation pledge.


TAGS: 2030 FOLU , CARBON , EMISSIONS

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Indonesia’s 2030 FoLU net carbon sink target aligns with COP26 pledge
December 16, 2021

facebookfinal.png wafinal.png twitterfinal.png emailfinal.png

JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - Part of Indonesia's major and legally-binding climate target is to reach net carbon sink by 2030 for the forestry and land use (FoLU) sector. This technically aligns and is consistent with the pledge made by countries at COP26 to end net deforestation (not ending deforestation by 2030), as reaffirmed by a spokesperson for the UK Prime Minister.

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo addressed the country's 2030 FoLU net carbon sink target in his two speeches at the recent global climate conference, thereby underlining that meeting this target is a top priority.

Indonesia's 2030 FoLU net carbon sink target already has a legal basis in the form of a presidential regulation signed by President Jokowi before his departure to the G20 and COP26 summits.

Meanwhile, Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has pointed out on various occasions that the majority of permits related to forestry and land use sector were not granted by the current administration, as reported by FORESTHINTS.NEWS in late January this year.

Throughout 2021, FORESTHINTS.NEWS has posted relevant news reports on Indonesia’s intensive climate efforts, particularly as related to COP26, sourced from the country's forestry authorities which serve as the national focal point to the UNFCCC. The following is a recap of some of these news reports:

Minister: COP26 President calls Indonesia a climate superpower
March 24, 2021

COP26 President Alok Sharma lauded Indonesia as a climate superpower, to which Minister Nurbaya responded by stating that Indonesia continues to make consistent efforts to tackle the climate crisis to the greatest extent possible, as befits a superpower which boasts remaining natural forests spanning an areas 3.7 times the size of the UK.

Indonesia's national focal point to UNFCCC takes stance on the LEAF Coalition
April 29, 2021

This news story focused on Indonesia’s clear stance on the newly-announced LEAF Coalition, as conveyed through an official letter from Minister Nurbaya to all Indonesian governors, in which she instructed them not to move forward with the LEAF initiative as the Indonesian government had not yet decided to join the coalition. As of today, Indonesia is still not a member of the LEAF coalition.

Indonesia making efforts to strengthen the new climate partnership with US
May 24, 2021

In a response to a letter from the US Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry, Minister Nurbaya emphasized that building and strengthening a new bilateral climate partnership is part of Indonesia's bilateral climate priorities. In addition to covering this development, the news report also focused on Indonesia’s insistence that a new climate partnership with the US requires strong alignments, given it is not meant to achieve short-term goals, but instead to create long-term synergies.

Indonesia's forestry carbon neutral target to align with international methodologies
June 2, 2021

Representing President Jokowi in a meeting with COP26 President Alok Sharma, Minister Nurbaya stressed that Indonesia is targeting the achievement of forestry carbon neutrality (including land use) by 2030. The COP26 President responded by stating that he was very pleased to hear of Indonesia's carbon neutral target in the forestry and land use sector.

Minister optimistic about earlier Indonesian carbon neutrality target
June 22, 2021

Indonesia has set 2060 or sooner as the target for achieving carbon neutrality (net zero emissions). Minister Nurbaya is confident that this target can be brought forward, thanks in part to Indonesia’s huge blue carbon resources. This news report presented a detailed analysis from Minister Nurbaya which also involved the energy and industries sector. As for the net carbon sink target in the forestry and land use (FoLU) sector, the minister confirmed that Indonesia remains very much on track to meet it by 2030.

Indonesia raises concerns over enhanced climate finance ahead of COP26
July 27, 2021

In a two-day ministerial meeting hosted by COP26 President Alok Sharma, parts of which were held virtually, Minister Nurbaya embodied Indonesia's firm attitude, in questioning the promise announced years ago by developed countries to provide climate finance of USD100 billion annually - considering that to date this pledge has yet to materialize. Also touched on was Indonesia’s need for at least USD81 billion to meet the country's NDC target.

Indonesia delivers expectations in Road to COP26
September 13, 2021

In a virtual meeting between UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and top-level Indonesian officials, Indonesia again conveyed the urgency of having a solid alignment between enhanced climate ambitions and enhanced climate finance from developed countries. This news report covered how Indonesia again expressed the country’s determination to meet its FoLU net carbon sink target by 2030, carry out energy transition (phasing out coal), and continue its climate finance efforts. Espinosa expressed concern that the NDC aggregates from all countries are not sufficient to limit temperature increases to 1.5 degrees. In this regard, she also praised President Jokowi's climate leadership.

Minister: Landmark presidential regulation prioritizing Indonesia's NDC target signed
October 29, 2021

This news story reported on the announcement from Minister Nurbaya of a landmark fresh-from-the-oven presidential regulation which serves as the legal basis for the country's climate targets, including the 2030 FoLU net carbon sink target. Also detailed were the levels of Indonesia's GHG reduction emission targets, both with the country’s own resources and with international support. This presidential regulation, as explained by Minister Nurbaya, also ensures that Indonesia is moving towards low GHG emissions development and climate resilience by 2050.

President Jokowi delivers legally binding targets at COP26
November 4, 2021

One of the major legally-binding climate targets delivered by President Jokowi at COP26 was Indonesia's FoLU 2030 net carbon sink target. Minister Nurbaya pointed out that, while the 2030 FoLU climate target does not encompass zero deforestation, it will continue to be in the reduced deforestation corridor until Indonesia reaches FoLU net carbon sink in 2030, in parallel with mangrove rehabilitation efforts among other things - as aligned with the COP26 net deforestation pledge.


TAGS: 2030 FOLU , CARBON , EMISSIONS

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