Indonesia has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent until the year 2030 by combining environmental policy and the appropriate international support.

Policy and institutional changes in the forestry sector, power generation, transportation, and management of peatlands represent an opportunity for Indonesia to move to the path of more sustainable economy.

Thus exposure to the Minister for the Environment and Chief Executive of the National Council on Climate Change (DNPI) Rachmat Witoelar told reporters on Thursday (27 / 8) in Jakarta. This data is temporarily DNPI studies this year.

"Indonesia recognizes the threat faced by all nations from global warming, and will seek to reduce emissions in the country along this line with national development goals," said Rachmat.

DNPI data show, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia in 2005 reached 2.3 giga tons. These emissions would increase by 3.6 giga tons in 2030 if there is no change in the search for management in some sectors.

Indonesia itself, for one, will focus on the forestry sector, agriculture, transportation, buildings, and cement. From this sector, Indonesia opportunity to reduce greenhouse gases by 2.3 giga tons in 2030.

As is known, peat and forestry are the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia, which reached 45 percent. To suppress these emissions, Indonesia would rehabilitate damaged peatlands.

"In addition, Indonesia will actively influence the international negotiations on greenhouse gas emissions, develop a climate change strategy in the country that are reliable, and to increase public awareness of the risks and opportunities climate change,"


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