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RI urged to end dirty fuel use to fight climate change

  • Stefanno Reinard Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  02:50 am

Indonesia, along with every other country, needs to put an end to the use of low-octane fuel and shift to clean energy as part of the country’s commitment to addressing climate change.The shift to using clean energy is viable according to a multi-country presentation on climate change during the Annual Meetings of International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group in Nusa Dua, Bali. Nicholas Stern, co-chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate initiative, called on all governments, including Indonesia, to take decisive action to address climate change, including reducing its consumption of dirty fuel. “[Governments need to] avoid subsidizing dirty [fuel] and, instead, do the opposite to price carbon and move to mandatory disclosure of climate-related financial risks,” he said in his remarks for an event hosted by the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) on ...