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Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s 2020 climate challenge

  • Warief Djajanto Basorie

    Journalist, staff of Dr Soetomo Press Institute (LPDS)

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 29 2019   /  01:27 am

JP/Seto WardhanaAll parties to the Paris Agreement, including Indonesia, should be activating their 2020 to 2030 nationally determined contribution (NDC) on Jan. 1. They all should be reaffirming their climate-action pledge at the upcoming 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25), the annual meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Madrid, Dec. 2 to 13.The 2015 Paris Agreement is a legally binding accord by all supporting nations to combat climate change. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the final goal of zero global carbon emissions by 2050.Further, the intent is to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial average in world temperature. If no action is taken to curb the temperature rise, the 1.5 degrees cap would be breached in 2030, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.   “Any tempe...