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Jakarta Post

We're all in the same boat, waiting for the captain to lead

  • Fitrian Ardiansyah

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 15 2009   /  12:12 pm

Achieving an ambitious global climate agreement at Copenhagen depends on the political and economic will and ability of many countries. Indonesia, as the host of Bali COP (Conference of Parties)-13, which historically marked the beginning of two years of formal negotiations, has much at stake in ensuring that the Copenhagen COP-15 is successful in reaching the goals of the Bali Action Plan. Overall, however, progress from Bali to the last UN Framework Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC) intersession meeting in Bonn fell sharply short of what we need - little movement of any substance between parties was achieved and the consolidation effort happened at a pace that puts Copenhagen at risk. As an archipelago that will experience multiple adverse effects from climate change, Indonesia needs to strongly and proactively accelerate the negotiations. In particular, Indone...