Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the 2021 Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS), 25 January 2021, from the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta
The impacts of climate change are right before us, particularly for archipelagic countries such as Indonesia. Cyclical changes in the climate require farmers and fishers to adjust in facing the uncertainties. Rising sea levels require coastal and small island populations to persevere. Increasing frequency of natural disasters, including floods and droughts, require people to stay alert. The COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated these challenges. Therefore, we must take extraordinary measures.
First, all countries must meet their national contribution to address climate change or NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution). Indonesia has updated its NDC to increase resilience and adaptability.
Second, all the potential of the communities must be mobilized. Indonesia has engaged its communities to mitigate climate change through the Climate Village program which covers 20,000 villages by 2024.
Third, global partnerships must be strengthened. Indonesia prioritizes capacity building cooperation in tackling climate change for our friends in the Pacific. Of course, developed countries must fulfill their commitments.
Fourth, we must continue to promote green development for a better world.
This Summit must multiply global climate action through solidarity, collaboration, and global collective leadership and ensure the detailed implementation in each country.
I thank you.