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Jakarta Post

Cancun paves way for adaptation funding deal: RI delegation

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

CANCUN, Mexico   /   Wed, December 15 2010   /  09:39 am

Indonesia hailed the outcome of the Cancun climate change talks on adaptation issues, saying it would pave the way for local farmers who were suffering from poor harvests to claim for financial losses and damage.

The country said the decision came as Indonesia planned to push for financing on adaptation, both through the state budget and bilateral ties to help the population adapt to impacts of climate change.

“The decision comes at the right time,” Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta said on the sidelines of a plenary meeting to adopt the outcome of the Cancun conference.

Gusti, one of the heads of the Indonesian delegation to Cancun, said he held bilateral meetings with Japan, Mexico, South Korea and Switzerland to discuss climate change and the green economy.

He said South Korea and Switzerland expressed interest in helping Indonesia finance adapt...