TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

After Paris, uphill battle to phase out coal

  • Adisti Sukma Sawitri

    The Jakarta Post

MarrakeCh   /   Wed, November 16 2016   /  07:25 am
Green talks: Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar (right), along with David & Lucile Packard Foundation adviser Frances Seymour (center) and East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak, are among the speakers at a panel session on green development at Pavilion Indonesia during the Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday.(Antara/Saptono)(right), along with David & Lucile Packard Foundation adviser Frances Seymour (center) and East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak, are among the speakers at a panel session on green development at Pavilion Indonesia during the Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday.(Antara/Saptono)

Green talks: Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar (right), along with David & Lucile Packard Foundation adviser Frances Seymour (center) and East Kalimantan Governor Awang Faroek Ishak, are among the speakers at a panel session on green development at Pavilion Indonesia during the Climate Change Conference ( COP22 ) in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday.(Antara/Saptono)Countries that reached a landmark agreement to reduce emissions during the COP21 Paris climate meeting have stumbled in their efforts to translate their pledges into action on phasing out coal from their energy platforms.

As the momentum to implement the Paris agreement has slowed amid slumping economic growth, nations have faced domestic constraints to identify a clear path to phase out use of high-carbon sources of energy.

As Indonesia, the world’s fifth-largest coal producer, continues to...