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Minister delivers Indonesian climate action update
February 15, 2022

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JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has delivered an update on the two ministerial implementing regulations - regarding the country’s NDC and economic value of carbon respectively - issuance of which is targeted for this month.

She also revealed that the planned submission of a second updated NDC, the substance of which will include adding to Indonesia’s blue carbon resources and the energy sector, is targeted for June-July, before COP27 and the G20 Bali Ministerial meeting are held.

“In regard to Indonesia's enhanced climate ambitions, we are still on a path that follows the level of enhanced climate finance from developed countries, especially in terms of energy transition," Minister Nurbaya said during a virtual climate update discussion (Feb 14).

As for ending net zero deforestation by 2030, in accordance with the pledge made by world leaders at COP26 in November last year, Minister Nurbaya has consistently stated that Indonesia is confident and optimistic that it will be able to achieve this through its 2030 Forestry and Other Land Use (FOLU) net carbon sink target.

“Indonesia has no doubts about being able to fulfil this pledge. We will meet our FOLU net carbon sink target by 2030,” she asserted, while at the same time reaffirming the power of Indonesia's blue carbon in reducing GHG emissions.

Cannot stand alone

Minister Nurbaya reiterated that the level of Indonesia's climate ambitions is clearly articulated in the landmark presidential regulation signed by President Widodo before his departure for COP26.

“Our climate ambitions, all of which are laid out in the landmark presidential regulation, are legally-binding targets. There is no climate deal beyond that," she explained.

Indonesia, she added, is very open to making ongoing adjustments to its enhanced climate ambitions from time to time. However, Indonesia’s enhanced climate actions cannot stand alone - they need to be aligned with the enhanced climate finance ambitions of developed countries.

"Our landmark presidential regulation has clearly opened up this opportunity as much as possible. As such, if enhanced climate finance from developed countries proves to be concrete, legally Indonesia is ready," she said.

According to the minister, the current priority is to ensure that all of Indonesia's legally-binding climate targets continue to be handled properly, using the country’s own resources.

“This is also the message emphasized by our President - continue to focus on our own climate targets and our own climate resources. Don't expect or rely on enhanced climate finance given that we don’t know when it will arrive,” she explained. 

Energy transition

Minister Nurbaya pointed out that if enhanced climate finance is realized, it is expected to facilitate a good level of investment and technology, in particular to support energy transition.

The progress of our energy sector policies continues to be on the most affordable energy transition track for Indonesia, especially as we use our own resources," she added.

"I continue to coordinate with my colleague the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, along with others, on the plan to submit the second updated NDC in the first semester of 2022. As Indonesia's national focal point for the UNFCCC, of course I follow the developments of all sectors involved in the NDC very closely,” she continued.

Minister Nurbaya concluded by stressing that Indonesia does not have time to wait for enhanced climate finance to come from any developed countries. Instead, President Joko Widodo's message is to keep working diligently in line with the priorities set, in order to reach the country’s own legally-binding climate targets by harnessing its own resources.


TAGS: 2030 FOLU , CARBON , ENERGY TRANSITION

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POLICY

Minister delivers Indonesian climate action update
February 15, 2022

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

JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya has delivered an update on the two ministerial implementing regulations - regarding the country’s NDC and economic value of carbon respectively - issuance of which is targeted for this month.

She also revealed that the planned submission of a second updated NDC, the substance of which will include adding to Indonesia’s blue carbon resources and the energy sector, is targeted for June-July, before COP27 and the G20 Bali Ministerial meeting are held.

“In regard to Indonesia's enhanced climate ambitions, we are still on a path that follows the level of enhanced climate finance from developed countries, especially in terms of energy transition," Minister Nurbaya said during a virtual climate update discussion (Feb 14).

As for ending net zero deforestation by 2030, in accordance with the pledge made by world leaders at COP26 in November last year, Minister Nurbaya has consistently stated that Indonesia is confident and optimistic that it will be able to achieve this through its 2030 Forestry and Other Land Use (FOLU) net carbon sink target.

“Indonesia has no doubts about being able to fulfil this pledge. We will meet our FOLU net carbon sink target by 2030,” she asserted, while at the same time reaffirming the power of Indonesia's blue carbon in reducing GHG emissions.

Cannot stand alone

Minister Nurbaya reiterated that the level of Indonesia's climate ambitions is clearly articulated in the landmark presidential regulation signed by President Widodo before his departure for COP26.

“Our climate ambitions, all of which are laid out in the landmark presidential regulation, are legally-binding targets. There is no climate deal beyond that," she explained.

Indonesia, she added, is very open to making ongoing adjustments to its enhanced climate ambitions from time to time. However, Indonesia’s enhanced climate actions cannot stand alone - they need to be aligned with the enhanced climate finance ambitions of developed countries.

"Our landmark presidential regulation has clearly opened up this opportunity as much as possible. As such, if enhanced climate finance from developed countries proves to be concrete, legally Indonesia is ready," she said.

According to the minister, the current priority is to ensure that all of Indonesia's legally-binding climate targets continue to be handled properly, using the country’s own resources.

“This is also the message emphasized by our President - continue to focus on our own climate targets and our own climate resources. Don't expect or rely on enhanced climate finance given that we don’t know when it will arrive,” she explained. 

Energy transition

Minister Nurbaya pointed out that if enhanced climate finance is realized, it is expected to facilitate a good level of investment and technology, in particular to support energy transition.

The progress of our energy sector policies continues to be on the most affordable energy transition track for Indonesia, especially as we use our own resources," she added.

"I continue to coordinate with my colleague the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, along with others, on the plan to submit the second updated NDC in the first semester of 2022. As Indonesia's national focal point for the UNFCCC, of course I follow the developments of all sectors involved in the NDC very closely,” she continued.

Minister Nurbaya concluded by stressing that Indonesia does not have time to wait for enhanced climate finance to come from any developed countries. Instead, President Joko Widodo's message is to keep working diligently in line with the priorities set, in order to reach the country’s own legally-binding climate targets by harnessing its own resources.


TAGS: 2030 FOLU , CARBON , ENERGY TRANSITION

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