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Jakarta Post

Indonesia needs to be more ambitious in saving environment: OECD

  • Kharishar Kahfi
    Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 16, 2019   /  07:17 pm
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Forest in Mimika, Papua.(Antara/M Agung Rajasa)

While the country had made some progress in integrating environmental issues in its policy, Indonesia needed to be more ambitious to achieve its environmental and climate targets in order to save the planet and keep economic development high, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in its latest report. During the recent launch ceremony of the organization’s latest report titled OECD Green Growth Policy Review of Indonesia 2019, OECD environment director Rodolfo Lacy said Indonesia’s economy was “more inclusive and sustainable than ever.” The report, the first of its kind, aims to review Indonesia’s policy framework for green growth while also examining the state of the country’s environment and green growth performance since 2005. The OECD was assisted by several institutions in writing the report, including the En...