Minister of Environment and Forestry Prof Siti Nurbaya Bakar revealed a significant decline in Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions, highlighting achievements in meeting emission reduction targets outlined in the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) during a workshop in Jakarta.

INDONESIA’S FOLU (Forestry and Other Land Use) Net Sink 2030 was held in Jakarta on 22nd February 2024, where Minister Prof Bakar detailed how the country had reduced by 875.7 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in greenhouse gas emissions in 2022.

Prof. Bakar emphasised that the reduction, equivalent to around 42 percent, closely aligns with Indonesia’s targets outlined in its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), aiming to lower emissions by 31.89 percent through unilateral means and 43.2 percent with international support by 2030.

The minister delineated sector-specific targets, including reducing emissions by 727.33 million tons of CO2e in the energy sector, 59.19 million tons in the industry sector, and 90.64 million tons in the agriculture sector, alongside measures to suppress emissions from forest and peatland fires and waste management.

Acknowledging Indonesia’s achievements, Prof. Bakar stressed the importance of maintaining policies and their implementation to sustain progress in emission reduction efforts, underscoring the necessity of continued dedication and collaboration across sectors.

International recognition of Indonesia’s strides in emission reduction has been exemplified by Norway’s support through the result-based contribution scheme, with disbursements of incentive funds for Indonesia’s performance in lowering emissions, reflecting a collaborative effort towards environmental sustainability.

Prof. Bakar highlighted Indonesia’s partnerships with global entities such as the Green Climate Fund and the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility-Carbon Fund, demonstrating concerted efforts to achieve emission reduction targets and foster a greener, more sustainable future.

Editor’s Note: FOLU (Forest and Other Land Use) Net Sink 2030 is an Indonesian government programme to lower Greenhouses gas emissions to mitigate climate change.

Source: Antara News