Minister of Environment and Forestry: Indonesia Commits to being More Ambitious to Increase NDC Target


Oleh Wilda Stiana, Senin, 7 November 2022 | 13:47 WIB - Redaktur: Wilda Stiana - 1K

Jakarta, InfoPublik - Indonesia is committed to being more ambitious in increasing the nationally determined contribution target or National Determined Contribution (enhanced NDC), namely the target for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement, amid post-COVID-19 recovery efforts and the dynamic global economic situation.

"On this occasion, we convey Indonesia's more ambitious commitment to increase the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals. We will give our best efforts of domestic mitigation measures and ensure our national priorities," said the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya. Minister Siti stated it in an official statement regarding the “More Ambitious NDC” Talk Show Session, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on Sunday (11/6).

Senior Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Effransjah, guided the talk show. Also present as speakers were the Director General of Climate Change Control at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Laksmi Dwanthi; Chief Executive Officer of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Ali Abo Sena; State Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Argentina, Cecilia Nicolini; and the UK government's COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia-Pacific and South Asia, Ken O'Flaherty.

The NDC talk show was the first event at the Indonesian Pavilion, in conjunction with the UNFCCC COP 27.

According to Minister Siti, in the Enhanced NDC, Indonesia updated the policy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the forestry and land sector (FOLU Net-sink 2030) as a basis for aligning the Long-Term Low Carbon and Climate Resilience Strategy 2050 (LTS-LCCR 2050) with the vision of achieving zero percent emission or Net-Zero-Emission by 2060 or sooner.

The increase in NDC indicates Indonesia's commitment to increasing GHG reduction targets, improving programs, strategies, and actions in mitigation, adaptation, transparency frameworks, and regulating implementation methods, including carbon pricing.

"In the forestry sector, results-based payments (RBP) have been received from the Green Climate Fund and FCPF Carbon, as well as commitments from Norway and the BioCF Carbon Fund," she said.

Minister Siti further said that the Enhanced NDC document reflects the updated NDC policies, actions, and implementation with additional targets contributed and agreed upon by all sectors in the relevant ministries and involving the participation of the private sector and local communities.

In addition, in Enhanced NDC, Indonesia considers adaptation as crucial as mitigation, as clearly described in documents on economic, social, and livelihood improvement, ecosystem, and landscape resilience.

"We also want to learn from all resource persons and participants about actions taken at the national level to achieve global goals, including the challenges faced and opportunities worth exploring," she emphasized.

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Author: Wahyu Sudoyo

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Translator: Wilda Stiana