President Jokowi and Norwegian Minister Discuss Palm Oil Discrimination and FOLU Net Sink 2030

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President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) welcomed Norway's Minister of Climate and Environment, Andreas Bjelland Erikson, at Istana Negara on Sunday, June 2, 2024.. Photo by: Special

PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) welcomed the visit of Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, Andreas Bjelland Erikson, at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta on Sunday. The meeting focused on bilateral cooperation and issues of palm oil discrimination.

President Jokowi was accompanied by Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, and Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani. Minister Siti Nurbaya stated that the discussions centered around a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Indonesia and Norway.

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“We discussed the MoU between Indonesia and Norway. Indonesia’s main focus is on achieving the Forestry and Other Land Use (FOLU) Net Sink 2030,” Siti Nurbaya said, as reported by Palmoilmagazine.com from Antara on Monday (3/6/2024).

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Indonesia has received financial support from Norway amounting to approximately 156 million USD to help reduce 30.2 million tons of carbon emissions.

Besides, President Jokowi emphasized that it would be important for Norway to get better understanding so that there would be no discriminatory about palm oil from Indonesia. Siti Nurbaya also said that Indonesia has dealt with palm oil issues well.

“President wanted that Norway should have the right perception and understanding so that there would be no discriminatory about palm oil. These have been managed well,” Siti Nurbaya said.

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The discussion was also about inventory methodology that European Union is being managed in European Union Deforestation Regulatio (EUDR). Indonesia also criticizes area inventory method and would keep working to perfect it.

Minister Andreas Bjelland Erikson thanked President Jokowi for having time to discuss. Norway was proud of cooperating and collaborating with Indonesia knowing that Indonesia significantly realized deforestation issues.

“Indonesia has significantly solved deforestation issue,” Erikson said.

The meeting emphasized the two countries are committed to reinforce the cooperation in environment, solve palm oil discriminatory issues that Indonesia still concerns about. (T2)

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