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Jakarta Post

RI wants ASEAN to adopt Copenhagen Accord

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 29 2010   /  09:35 am

Indonesia will lobby other Southeast Asian countries to adopt the Copenhagen Accord at the upcoming ASEAN meeting in Vietnam, as only Jakarta and Singapore have done so, a source said. The 10 members of ASEAN will convene from April 8 to April 9 in Hanoi, during which officials said the group would issue a joint statement to respond to the Copenhagen Accord initiative.Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told The Jakarta Post that senior officials would run a
series of meetings ahead of the summit to prepare a text of joint statements, among others on climate change.A source said Indonesia wanted all countries in ASEAN to adopt the Copenhagen Accord as 111 countries of the 190 parties to the UN climate talks had already submitted emission cut targets.“We hope all ASEAN countries follow measures by Indonesia and Singapore to associate with the Copenhagen Accord,” the source ...