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Indonesia Calls for Action to Combat Climate Change

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Indonesia calls for all countries in the world to work together to fight the impacts of climate change with tangible actions.

One of the ways that Indonesia has been doing this is by restricting the rate of deforestation in the country. 

This sentiment was further emphasized by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan while attending the Major Economies Forum Ministerial Meeting on Energy and Climate, on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

“Indonesia continues to commit and contribute with our strong efforts in ensuring forest management practices as well as in protecting and managing natural resources. We call for cooperation and collaboration with countries towards sustainable forest management,” said Coordinating Minister Luhut in a press release in Jakarta, on Friday.

Minister Luhut also conveyed Indonesia’s support for actions to combat the impacts of climate change through the Global Blended Finance Alliance to support environmental, health, and digital sustainability, which will be discussed in Bali, next April, to welcome the G20 Summit activities.

He argues that to ensure a sustainable future there needs to be a way for developing countries to have innovative financial schemes and adequate technology to make new breakthroughs.

“Towards that ambition, Indonesia has invited various countries to launch the Global Blended Finance Alliance,” he said.

Furthermore, Coordinating Minister Luhut explained that Indonesia has 120 million hectares of forest which is the third-largest tropical forest in the world.

According to him, in the past five years, the government has made various improvements in sustainable forest management through ecosystem policies, including the management of forest lands. 

It includes solving the problem of oil palm plantations in forest areas which refers to the Presidential Instruction on the Action Plan for Sustainable Oil Palm Plantations for the period of 2019 – 2024.

In addition, forest fire prevention and rehabilitation through the improvements of policies and control of forest fire become most important. 

“In 2020, forest fires in Indonesia decreased significantly, down to 82 percent from the previous year,” said Coordinating Minister Luhut

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