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Jakarta Post

Discourse: The bright side of the global crisis: Fewer emissions

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, December 1 2008   /  07:25 am

Delegates from 185 countries will attend a two-week UN climate change conference in Poznan, Poland, starting Monday, to create a new regime of emissions cuts as mandated in the Bali road map. The Indonesian delegation, led by State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar, said Indonesia was responsible for ensuring the follow-up of the road map, which was agreed upon during last year’s UN climate change conference in Bali. Rachmat, accompanied by National Council for Climate Change secretary-general Agus Purnomo, talked to The Jakarta Post’s Adianto P. Simamora about the agenda for Poznan. Question: What progress has been made to follow up on the Bali road map since you started leading the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)?
Answer: The Bali road map is a prestigious achievement in climate change talks and the world respects it....