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Jakarta Post

RI submits emission cuts target to UN

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 1 2010   /  10:23 am

Indonesia has lodged an official report on its emission reduction target to the UN on Sunday as doubts remain over the possibility of countries to reach an ambitious deal this year.In its seven-page report, Indonesia reaffirmed its pledge to cut emissions by 26 percent from current levels by 2020 to combat climate change.“We have met the deadline and confirmed our target in the report to the UN,” head of the National Council on Climate Change (DNPI), Rachmat Witoelar, told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. “Everything we promised in the report will be carried out.”A non-binding Copenhagen accord set a Jan. 31 deadline for countries to confirm their participation in a deal brokered by the US in last month’s climate talks in Denmark.The US, which rejected binding targets under the Kyoto Protocol, has also submitted its official report to cut 17 percent of emissions by 2020 from 2005 le...