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Jakarta Post

An Indonesian green new deal

  • Nirarta Samadhi

    Director of World Resources Institute Indonesia

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 21 2019   /  01:18 am

JP/Dhoni Setiawan“Climate crisis” was one of the statements on the many placards observed at a climate strike in Jakarta on Sept. 20. The nationwide climate strike was held in 12 cities across the country on that date as part of the Global Climate Strike. Prominent Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has said that if it is a crisis, we need to treat it as a crisis. She continued with an analogy: Our house is on fire, stop acting as if it is not. Indonesia has literally been on fire in the past months, striking its forests and peatland. These fires emit greenhouse gases that exacerbate the climate crisis.To deal with the forest fires and climate crisis in a more systematic and structural way, Indonesia is implementing a “first of its kind” policy, known as Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI). Putting a stop to forest fires requires addressing their root cause, inc...