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Jakarta Post

Commitment to Paris Agreement and Kalimantan dream

  • Linda Yanti Sulistiawati

Singapore   /   Thu, September 19 2019   /  01:23 am

Under its commitments to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Indonesia is required to submit its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which detail the country’s plan to reduce emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. In 2016, Indonesia outlined its first NDCs, which laid down very ambitious goals, with a voluntarily pledge to reduce emissions by 29 percent independently, or an emissions cut of up to 41 percent with international assistance. Among the steps taken was the 2017 “National strategy on NDC implementation”, which prescribes nine strategies and indicators on how the implementation of NDCs will be achieved. Only some of the larger cities and regencies have enacted climate change regulations, such as Bandung in West Java, Jakarta, and Surabaya in East Java. Climate provisions are enshrined in various laws such as regulations for ...