Activists urged Government to stop investment destructive to Earth

Jakarta – A number of young people from Climate Rangers Jakarta, XR Jakarta and 350 Indonesia, commemorated Earth Day by taking action in front of the Ministry of Investment. They urged the government to be serious in choosing good investments for the preservation of the earth.

“Investment, investment and investment are words that seem to be the focus of the government’s work lately. There is nothing wrong with attracting investment, but attracting investments that are careless will have consequences that are not small. Environmental damage and a serious climate crisis are one of the things that can happen,” said Ginanjar Ariyasuta from Climate Rangers Jakarta, in a written release, Friday (22/4).

Earlier this month, the IPCC released “The Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC Working Group III report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of climate change”. It is the third instalment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which will be completed this year. Previously, in February, the IPCC released “The Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC Working Group II report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability”. The IPCC Working Group I report, Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis was released in August 2021.

Simply put, to avoid the bad impact of the climate crisis is to stop new investments in the fossil energy sector such as coal and make an energy transition to renewable energy sources immediately.

“Bappenas has issued a fantastic loss figure related to the impact of climate change for Indonesia, reaching IDR 544 trillion and will increase in the future. This figure is proof of how reckless investments, especially those that have the potential to damage the climate, will only create economic losses for Indonesia,” Ariyasuta said, adding that choosing sustainable investment is an important part for the government to implement and making the G20 Presidency an important moment to start it. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: 350 Indonesia

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