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Indonesia ready for binding targets on emissions reduction

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 15 2010   /  09:34 am

State Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta has insisted that Indonesia will submit an official report on the country’s emissions cuts target to the United Nation by the end of this month, which will bind Indonesia to emissions reduction.The Copenhagen accord obliges each country adopting the accord to submit a report outlining emissions cuts targets, including detailed plans to meet the pledged target to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by Jan. 31 at the latest.“We will meet the deadline, although we have not yet finished the details on how to reach the targets,” he told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.Hatta admitted that once the report was submitted to the UN secretariat, Indonesia would be bound to slashing its emissions by 26 percent by 2020.“But we are ready for that [obligation],” he said.Indonesia is one of 26 countries which signed th...