Jakarta – The Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), and the United Kingdom (UK) through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, on Saturday (22/10) agreed to sign a cooperation in the field of environment and climate, especially Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030. The cooperation between the two parties is contained in the MoU which was signed by the Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar and the Minister of State for Asia, Energy, Climate and Environment of the UK Lord Zac Goldsmith.
“Through this MoU, both parties aim to build a stronger friendship, to realize real and effective climate action on the ground,” said Siti Nurbaya Bakar after signing the MoU in an official statement.
She said the three objectives of this MoU specifically are firstly, to promote cooperation in line with Indonesia’s leading role in Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade in Timber Products – Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA) and Indonesia’s ambition to achieve FOLU Net Sink by 2030. Secondly, to promote Sustainable Forest Management Certification in Indonesia and thirdly, to enhance collaboration and share best practices to strengthen the capacity of relevant stakeholders.
“After signing this MoU, I hope we can work together with the UK government to support the implementation of Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030 operational plan, towards achieving the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), particularly through sustainable forest management,” said Bakar.
Lord Goldsmith appreciates Indonesia’s international leadership on climate and environmental issues. Appreciation was also conveyed for Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030 target and operation plan.
“The UK is proud to have been trusted in its role as President of COP26 by the international community and will continue to work with partners around the world to mobilize finance for climate and nature. Through this MoU and meeting with Minister Siti Nurbaya, I hope to advance cooperation with Indonesia in the fields of climate change, biodiversity, environment, and low-carbon development,” he said.
On his first official visit to Indonesia as Minister of State for Asia, Energy, Climate and Environment, Lord Goldsmith also expressed his appreciation for this year’s G20 Presidency of Indonesia. “Indonesia plays a major role in ensuring that all commitments set out in the G20 agenda are met, including the energy transition, as we seek to address the increasing impacts of climate change and keep the Paris Agreement temperature targets within reach,” he said. (Hartatik)
Banner photo: KLHK and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office UK signed a cooperation in the field of environment and climate, especially Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 2030, Saturday (22/10). (Source: Ministry of Environment and Forestry)