Remarks of the President of the Republic of Indonesia at P4G (Partnering for Green Growth dan the Global Goals 2030) Summit, 30 May 2021
Your Excellency President Moon Jae-in and the heads of governments present at this important Summit,
First and foremost, I would like to express my gratitude and my congratulations to the Republic of Korea for holding the P4G Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 Summit amid a very challenging situation.
The threat of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us to be more serious in developing sustainable, inclusive and resilient development. The P4G Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 initiatives cannot be carried out with business as usual approach and we must take extraordinary measures.
Partnership among stakeholders is the key to ensuring that economic activity, production and consumption are carried out in a sustainable manner. To that end, we must take fundamental measures to ensure the achievement of green development in the world.
First, we must create an enabling environment that encourages synergy between investment and job creation with green development. Indonesia has implemented a low-carbon development plan which is an integral part of the national mid-term development plan. Indonesia has also issued Job Creation Law as part of Indonesia’s commitment to ensure the economic and social progress of the community does not harm the environment.
Second, encouraging innovation in mobilizing supporting resources for the implementation of green development is needed. Availability of financial support and technology transfer is the key to success for green development and carbon neutrality. To that end, Indonesia is open to investment and technology transfer. Indonesia is developing the largest green industrial area in the world, in North Kalimantan, that has great potential in the development of renewable energy. Indonesia has a vision to build a carbon market and will become the owner of the largest carbon stock in the world.
Third, we need to strengthen concrete and sustainable cooperation that can be implemented immediately. We must avoid protectionism under the guise of the environmental issues. The environmental parameters must be clear, and must be carried out in a fair and accountable manner. Cooperation and joint efforts to solve common problems are fundamental conditions for the success of a green economy, especially when the world is currently recovering from the pandemic. And I would like to emphasize that Indonesia is highly committed to working together with the world to create a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient life.
I thank you. (RI/MMB)