Norway discusses continuation of climate change funding for Indonesia

Jakarta – Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar had an important meeting with Norway’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Rut Kruger Giverin, in Jakarta to further discuss the implementation of the fourth tranche of funding in the cooperation between the two countries focusing on climate change mitigation.

During the meeting, they also discussed the verification process for the fourth tranche of Result-based Contribution (RBC) for emission reduction. This includes all results achieved in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

Minister Bakar emphasised that this cooperation is built based on equality and evidence. Thus, this cooperation is expected to allow both countries to take concrete actions together to achieve their respective climate goals.

She also said that the RBC’s first, second, and third stages were completed by last January. Contributions generated from these stages reached around USD 156 million or around Rp 2.4 trillion.

“For us, it is not only a matter of money, but also recognition from Norway that Indonesia has carried out quite good climate mitigation actions,” said Minister Bakar in an official statement.

Furthermore, she said that Indonesia is actively addressing the climate crisis, including implementing the Indonesia FOLU Net Sink 2030 program. He is optimistic that the goal can be achieved through ongoing cooperation.

Ambassador Kruger also expressed her appreciation for the partnership established between Norway and Indonesia. She emphasised that Indonesia has set an example of how countries can reduce emissions from deforestation, which should be recognised globally.

“We have disbursed 156 million USD as a contribution to the impressive results in Indonesia. We see Minister Siti Nurbaya’s leadership as a world-class example,” Ambassador Kruger said. (Hartatik)

Banner photo: The Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar accompanied by Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, Espen Barth Eide and the Secretary of the Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) discussing with BRGM Deputy explaining the mangrove planting location in Sotek Village, Penajam District, North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan, Sunday, 11 September 2022. (Photo: Ministry of Environment and Forestry)

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