President Jokowi: Indonesia Committed to Realizing Zero Emissions for a Sustainable Future

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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reiterated Indonesia's commitment to building a sustainable and prosperous nation with an inclusive economy.. Photo by: Presidential Secretariat

PALMOILMAGAZINE, DUBAI – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reiterated Indonesia’s commitment to building a sustainable and prosperous nation with an inclusive economy. Speaking at the Conference of Parties (COP) 28 on climate change in Dubai, President Jokowi announced Indonesia’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2060 while striving for robust economic progress, poverty reduction, and the narrowing of social gaps.

During his address, President Jokowi outlined the specific measures Indonesia is undertaking to reduce carbon emissions. The primary focuses include intensifying efforts in forest and other land use (FOLU) and expediting the transition towards increased reliance on renewable energy sources.

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“FOLU management in Indonesia involved conservation and mangrove forest expansion, forest and rehabilitation,” President Jokowi said when delivering his speech in COP 28 about climate change in Plenary Al Ghafat, Expo City Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Friday, 1 December 2023.

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Indonesia also successfully reduced deforestation level to the lowest point in the past two decades. This was supported by big scale – nursery development with total capacity up to about 75 billion seeds per year and they are now productive.

He also told that Indonesia is accelerating renewable energy development, such as, solar, wind, water, geothermal, and sea wave energy. Besides, Indonesia also focuses on palm oil biodiesel, bioethanol, and bio-aviation turbine development that gets wider.

To realize zero carbon commitment, President Jokowi invited multiparty – collaboration, including bilateral partners, private investment, philanthropy and other countries to unite in fund help that would be needed to realize zero net carbon emission in 2060 as same as Paris Agreement and net zero emission concept.

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“The target in Paris Agreement and net zero emission would be realized if only we could solve fund issue in energy transition. This is where the problems in the world would get solution,” he said. (T2)

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