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Minister Nurbaya: Indonesia submits enhanced NDC
September 23, 2022

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JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - In accordance with the set deadline (Sep 23), Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Professor Siti Nurbaya has confirmed that President Joko Widodo has approved the submission of Indonesia’s enhanced NDC to the UNFCCC Secretariat by increasing the country's emissions reduction targets.

Minister Nurbaya said that Indonesia’s enhanced NDC is characterized by an increase in the emissions reduction target, from 29% in the first and updated NDCs to 31.89% unconditionally, using the country’s own resources and capabilities.

Meanwhile, the emissions reduction target done conditionally with international support, the Minister continued, rises from the previous 41% in the updated NDC to the enhanced figure of 43.20%.

"Our enhanced NDC is more ambitious, accelerating towards net zero emissions by 2050, and is more directed towards 1.5°C," the Minister explained with great confidence (Sep 23).

"We continue to take into account all factors technically and are moving forward gradually, but we remain comprehensively and legally committed because we believe in a science-based approach in the ongoing global collective fight to ensure all of us do not exceed 1.5C," said Minister Nurbaya.

"We will submit our second NDC in 2024, and we will include a coal phase-down in it as part of our step-wise approach within the framework of a just energy transition," she added.

Minister Nurbaya asserted that Indonesia’s second NDC will mark a reinforcement of its power with regard to climate targets, given that all of the country’s immense potential capacities for carbon sequestration will be included, such as blue carbon resources and the reduction of HFCs.

Transition to second NDC

Minister Nurbaya also pointed out that the enhanced NDC represents a transition to the second NDC in 2024 which will be aligned with the Long-Term Strategy for Low Carbon and Climate Resilience 2050 (LTS-LCCR).

“I officially reported to President Jokowi about the enhanced NDC in mid-September. Subsequently, on September 22, we discussed submitting it to the UNFCCC secretariat before COP27 and and I duly obtained the President’s approval for the submission," the Minister elaborated.

“My discussion with the President just happened to coincide with World Rhino Day (Sep 22). This thus seems like a fitting moment for me to express Indonesia’s continuing optimism that there will be no extinction of the Sumatran and Javan Rhinos. We will remain steadfast in ensuring that the populations of these key species continue to grow within their respective habitats,” enthused the Minister.

Minister Nurbaya went on to stress that, in line with President Jokowi's order, Indonesia’s NDCs must be implementable, and not just be NDCs on paper.

"Furthermore, the President has similarly instructed that all of Indonesia's climate targets have to be legally binding, not mere pledges," the Minister said.

Indonesia's Forestry and Other Land Use (FOLU) Net Sink 2030 target, projected to encompass nearly 60% of emission reductions, remains firmly within the country's enhanced NDC targets.

“We are optimistic that we will be able to achieve the FOLU Net Sink 2030 target (-140 MtCO2 emissions level) by consistently reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, increasing the carbon sequestration capacity of natural forests, enhancing the carbon sequestration of land systems, and reducing emissions from fires and peat decomposition while also implementing strict law enforcement,” she explained.

Minister Nurbaya concluded by stating that "in addition to FOLU, with blue carbon resources later becoming one of Indonesia's most potent tools in its second NDC, we will certainly be even stronger as a superpower in terms of climate issues and biodiversity." 


TAGS: UNFCCC , ENHANCED NDC , FOLU NET SINK 2030

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Minister Nurbaya: Indonesia submits enhanced NDC
September 23, 2022

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

JAKARTA (FORESTHINTS.NEWS) - In accordance with the set deadline (Sep 23), Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Professor Siti Nurbaya has confirmed that President Joko Widodo has approved the submission of Indonesia’s enhanced NDC to the UNFCCC Secretariat by increasing the country's emissions reduction targets.

Minister Nurbaya said that Indonesia’s enhanced NDC is characterized by an increase in the emissions reduction target, from 29% in the first and updated NDCs to 31.89% unconditionally, using the country’s own resources and capabilities.

Meanwhile, the emissions reduction target done conditionally with international support, the Minister continued, rises from the previous 41% in the updated NDC to the enhanced figure of 43.20%.

"Our enhanced NDC is more ambitious, accelerating towards net zero emissions by 2050, and is more directed towards 1.5°C," the Minister explained with great confidence (Sep 23).

"We continue to take into account all factors technically and are moving forward gradually, but we remain comprehensively and legally committed because we believe in a science-based approach in the ongoing global collective fight to ensure all of us do not exceed 1.5C," said Minister Nurbaya.

"We will submit our second NDC in 2024, and we will include a coal phase-down in it as part of our step-wise approach within the framework of a just energy transition," she added.

Minister Nurbaya asserted that Indonesia’s second NDC will mark a reinforcement of its power with regard to climate targets, given that all of the country’s immense potential capacities for carbon sequestration will be included, such as blue carbon resources and the reduction of HFCs.

Transition to second NDC

Minister Nurbaya also pointed out that the enhanced NDC represents a transition to the second NDC in 2024 which will be aligned with the Long-Term Strategy for Low Carbon and Climate Resilience 2050 (LTS-LCCR).

“I officially reported to President Jokowi about the enhanced NDC in mid-September. Subsequently, on September 22, we discussed submitting it to the UNFCCC secretariat before COP27 and and I duly obtained the President’s approval for the submission," the Minister elaborated.

“My discussion with the President just happened to coincide with World Rhino Day (Sep 22). This thus seems like a fitting moment for me to express Indonesia’s continuing optimism that there will be no extinction of the Sumatran and Javan Rhinos. We will remain steadfast in ensuring that the populations of these key species continue to grow within their respective habitats,” enthused the Minister.

Minister Nurbaya went on to stress that, in line with President Jokowi's order, Indonesia’s NDCs must be implementable, and not just be NDCs on paper.

"Furthermore, the President has similarly instructed that all of Indonesia's climate targets have to be legally binding, not mere pledges," the Minister said.

Indonesia's Forestry and Other Land Use (FOLU) Net Sink 2030 target, projected to encompass nearly 60% of emission reductions, remains firmly within the country's enhanced NDC targets.

“We are optimistic that we will be able to achieve the FOLU Net Sink 2030 target (-140 MtCO2 emissions level) by consistently reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, increasing the carbon sequestration capacity of natural forests, enhancing the carbon sequestration of land systems, and reducing emissions from fires and peat decomposition while also implementing strict law enforcement,” she explained.

Minister Nurbaya concluded by stating that "in addition to FOLU, with blue carbon resources later becoming one of Indonesia's most potent tools in its second NDC, we will certainly be even stronger as a superpower in terms of climate issues and biodiversity." 


TAGS: UNFCCC , ENHANCED NDC , FOLU NET SINK 2030

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