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Jakarta Post

President calls for better synergy to meet climate change targets

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 1 2011   /  08:00 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Friday that Indonesia was still facing many hurdles in carrying out its climate change agenda, including what he said was “poor coordination” among government officials, businessmen and civil society.

“The [climate change] program is not only a national agenda, but an international one as well. We should be able to address the problem with a better solution. We don’t want to lose this because [to do so would mean] we cannot achieve the higher agenda,” the President said during a meeting with representatives from the National Council of Climate Change (DNPI) and several ministers at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.

He said there was a serious problem in coordination and synergy between officials in central government and their local counterparts, and between businessmen and civil society groups, in furthering the nation’...