Indonesia committed to cut emissions by 358 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030

Jakarta – The government is targeting reducing energy sector carbon emissions by 358 million tonnes CO2e by 2030. The target is achieved through implementing energy efficiency, increased utilisation of new renewable energy, application of clean energy technology for power plants, use of low-carbon fuels, and post-mining reclamation.

In his remarks, while attending the 4th Indonesia Energy Efficiency and Conservation Conference and Exhibition virtually, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that the government showed this commitment by publishing Indonesia’s “Long Term Strategy for Low Carbon and Climate Resilience 2050” as a form of commitment to the Paris Agreement.

“Indonesia’s commitment to achieving net zero emissions (NZE) by 2060 is part of the transformation needed to become a developed country by 2045,” Mr Airlangga said in a written release.

The efforts to achieve NZE 2060 include economic diversification from natural resource concentration, economic development throughout Indonesia driven by knowledge, technology, innovation and utilising competitive advantages in various clean energy value chains. In addition, the government has also issued Government Regulation No. 33 of 2023 on Energy Conservation, which regulates the use of energy in a frugal, rational and wise manner to meet current and future energy needs and regulates various programmes and mechanisms to encourage the implementation of energy conservation in various sectors. With this regulation, he hopes that the community and business actors can play an active role in maintaining the availability of sustainable national energy.

“We hope that the implementation of energy conservation such as energy management, energy performance standards and energy saving sign labels, financing, service business development, increasing awareness and human resource capacity, as well as cooperation and research on energy conservation innovation, can run optimally,” he said. (Hartatik)

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