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Jakarta Post

RI to send huge delegation to climate meeting

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 19 2008   /  10:46 am

Indonesia plans to send a huge delegation comprising 92 members to a UN-sponsored climate-change conference in Poznan, Poland, next month. Of that number, only 15 will be negotiators, the National Council for Climate Change (DNPI) announced here Tuesday. It was not clear why the Indonesian government would send a bigger mission to Poznan than to the UN climate change conference in Bali last year. At the Bali meeting, Indonesia was represented by 60 delegates assigned by State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar. The DNPI, chaired by Rachmat, is in charge of preparing the Indonesian delegation to the Poznan conference. The delegation, to be headed by the environment minister, will leave for Poland next week for the 14th climate change conference from Dec. 1 through 12. DNPI secretary-general Agus Purnomo said the delegation had yet to finish formulating the age...