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Jakarta Post

Global emission cuts yield ‘nothing without US participation’

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 15 2011   /  08:00 am

As Indonesia has pledged to cut emissions, it is committed to convincing developed countries to follow suit during the next UN climate change conference later this month.

Rachmat Witoelar, head of the National Council on Climate Change (DNPI) and chief negotiator for Indonesia, said that his team would appeal to developed countries to fulfill their commitment and encourage developing countries to cut emissions as much as possible.

“Indonesia started the initiative by declaring a 26 percent emission cut by 2020. As a result, there have been many countries following in our footsteps, such as Japan, Brazil and India,” Rachmat said.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference adopted the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, which set binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emi...