Indonesia highlights achievements, strong commitment in climate change control at COP28

Jakarta – The Government of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) highlighted achievements in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and managing the forestry and land sector with the aim of achieving net zero emissions (NZE) reductions by 2030 at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) 28 series which took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 30, 2023.

Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya, in her presentation at the Indonesian Pavilion enthusiastically said that Indonesia’s priority is to highlight the main results of climate actions that have been carried out. “Especially in ensuring that Indonesia’s Forest and Other Land Uses (FOLU) Net Sink 2030 climate targets remain on track,” she said.

Furthermore, Nurbaya said, climate efforts are an important foundation for maintaining Indonesia’s control and play a key role in achieving the goal of increasing NZE by 2060 or sooner. She also appreciated a number of monumental steps taken by Indonesia, particularly through the FOLU Net Sink 2030 Operational Plan, which was the result of discussions at COP26 in Glasgow two years ago.

“The important results of Indonesia’s ongoing climate change actions and Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030 program are crucial in realising real change,” she said, adding that the FOLU Net Sink 2030 is not just a promise but a climate commitment and implementation supported by a strong legal basis, signed by President Joko Widodo in October 2021.

Minister Siti Nurbaya also highlighted Indonesia’s success in reducing deforestation. She said that the success does not occur on autopilot, but is the result of real action on climate change on the ground, including success in avoiding major fires during the Covid-19 global pandemic. “This year Indonesia demonstrated its leadership in climate change control, with only 16 per cent of the total forest and land fires caused by peat fires and no transboundary haze,” said Nurbaya.

With Indonesia’s continued leadership in controlling climate change, including significant reductions in forest and land fires, the government is committed to ensuring the FOLU sector continues to make the maximum contribution to Indonesia’s emissions reductions, with an ambitious target of up to 60 percent. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya at COP 28 Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Source: MoEF Public Relations Bureau)

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