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Indonesia to propose yet another climate agreement

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 14 2012   /  09:33 am

Indonesia will try to convince developed nations to adopt a treaty on climate change and join a trust fund for its mitigation efforts in the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference in Doha, Qatar in December.

Rachmat Witoelar, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s special envoy on Climate Change, said on Tuesday that the effort was critical as few developed countries had signed up for new targets under the second Kyoto Protocol commitment period, which is expected to begin this year.

Japan, China, Russia and the United States, along with other developed and developing countries responsible for 85 percent of global emissions, refused to adopt the treaty to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

“We hope that the countries will show their commitment to protecting the environment by adopting the Bali Action Plan. It provides guideli...