Target for cutting carbon emissions realistic, won’t be revised

The Indonesian government will not revise its target for reducing greenhouse emissions as it is considerably realistic, director general of climate change at the Environment and Forestry Ministry, Ruandha Agung, has revealed.

The government has stated that it is targeting to cut greenhouse emissions 29 percent by 2030 and by up to 41 percent with international aid, Agung said during an online press conference here on Friday.

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the national targets for greenhouse emission reduction must be logical, realistic, and in line with its conditions, he added.

“This is our capability, if we try to improve our contribution from the energy sector at 50 percent, can we immediately take the action, like phasing out the coal, I do not think we can,” he observed.

Countries have been asked to propose their updated national action plans on climate, including for greenhouse reductions, as part of their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), ahead of the climate change conference in Glasgow, England on November, 2021.

The Indonesian government has said it will not revise its target for cutting greenhouse emissions in its NDC.

“We are sure that the target can be realistically reached through some efforts, particularly national funding besides the international one,” Agung explained.

The updated Indonesian NDC document provides a more detailed explanation in terms of adaptation and implementation as well as the new commitment on the management of seas and wetlands and the adaptation program for climate change, he added. (INE)


Source: Antara News

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