Real Actions Pivotal to Tackle Climate Crisis, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 20 Mei 2023
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President Jokowi delivers his remarks during the G7 Partner Countries Working Session on Climate, Energy, and Envionment at the Hiroshima Grand Prince hotel in Japan, Saturday (05/20) (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Laily Rachev)

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Saturday (05/20) appealed to countries to contribute to tackle climate crisis.

“Conventional approaches, [burden shifting, [and] propaganda] must be abandoned. The world needs actions, instead of rhetoric without concrete results,” the President said during the G7 Partner Countries Working Session on Climate, Energy, and Environment at Hiroshima Grand Prince Hotel, Japan.

According to the President, Indonesia has increased its emissions reduction target by 31.89 percent on its own and 43.2 percent with international support.

“A commitment must be followed by a partnership that empowers,” he added.

The Head of State went on to say that climate financing support for developing countries must be constructive and free from discriminatory policies under the guise of environmental issues, while underscoring that financing support in the form of debt will become a burden instead.

“Developing countries have a reservation about the commitment of developed countries in climate financing. As of now, the commitment of USD100 billion per year has not been realized yet,” he said.

President Jokowi also reiterated that countries must take concrete actions to tackle climate crisis.

“Indonesia has taken measures including significantly reducing deforestation rates to the lowest in the past 20 years, completing the rehabilitation of 600,000 hectares of mangrove forests by 2024, rehabilitating 3 million hectares of critical land, reducing forest fires by 88 percent, establishing 30,000 hectares of green industrial zones, and promoting the development of the EV ecosystem,” he remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (AP/EP)

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