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Plan laid out; Indonesia upbeat about its 2020 emission target

  • Elly Burhaini Faizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 31 2011   /  08:00 am

The government has said it is confident that the nation will achieve its target to reduce emissions by 26 percent by 2020 without hurting its economy.

National Development Planning Minister Armida S. Alisjahbana ensured that the presidential regulation on the national action plan on reducing greenhouse emissions (RAN-GRK) would not disrupt Indonesia’s macroeconomic policies geared toward sustained economic growth.

The 2011 regulation lays out applicable and measurable plans, ensuring accountability for the goals described in the country’s 2020 emission reduction targets. “We don’t want to see our emission reduction targets contrasted with efforts to both foster and expand our economic developments,” said Armida in her remarks at the launch of the presidential regulation last week.

While attending the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh in September 2009, President ...