President Joko Widodo Asks Norway to Provide a Balanced Perspective on EUDR

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President Joko Widodo and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre engaged in fruitful cooperation during a bilateral meeting at the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) Conference of Parties (CoP)28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Friday (1/12/2023). Photo by: Presidential Secretariat

PALMOILMAGAZINE, DUBAI – President Joko Widodo and Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre engaged in fruitful cooperation during a bilateral meeting at the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) Conference of Parties (CoP)28 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Friday (1/12/2023). The leaders addressed various issues, with a focus on environmental cooperation between Indonesia and Norway.

During the meeting, President Joko Widodo underscored Indonesia’s success in reducing emissions through effective measures to control deforestation and forest degradation, which has been globally acknowledged. However, he also highlighted that certain commitments related to result-based payments for Indonesia’s efforts have yet to be fulfilled.

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“I do hope that Norway would deliver balanced perspective particularly about European Union Deforestation Regulation (UEDR) which is discriminative and would deliver impacts for 16 million men and most of them are smallholders,” President Joko Widodo said, as in the official statement to Palmoilmagazine.com.

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Besides discussing environment issues, the two leaders discuss investment cooperation. President Joko Widodo hoped Norway would realize the commitment of Joint Environmental and Trade Plan (JETP) immediately and escalate investment to develop Ibu Kota Nusantara as a smart city in forest – basis.

“Norway is famous globally when developing Oslo. This would be valuable to develop Ibu Kota Nusantara,” President Joko Widodo told.

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President was with Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar; Minister of Government Secretary, Pratikno, and Vice Minister of External Affairs, Pahala Mansury. The meeting would be the real thing to develop strategic cooperation between both countries to answer climate changes and sustainable development. (T2)

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