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Jakarta Post

Climate change: RI’s leadership is critical

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  01:44 am

This week’s new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report from the world’s preeminent climate scientists makes for harrowing reading. To keep planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will require an unprecedented effort to transform the global economy, fast. Time is not on our side.

The report also clearly demonstrates that to achieve a 1.5-degree world will require renewed action to protect the world’s forests and better manage its soils. As an ambassador of the Food and Land Use Coalition, a global coalition seeking to make decisive progress on the food and land use agenda, I welcome the report’s focus on this often forgotten set of solutions.

 No country provides a more eloquent example of the importance of food and land use to prosperity and climate action than Indonesia. The bulk of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions are generated by ...