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UAE deal should lead to more sustainable energy investment

  • Arie Afriansyah and Amira Bilqis

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 20 2020   /  01:36 am
Royal tour: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo chats with Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan during the prince’s visit to Bogor Palace, West Java, on July 24, 2019. (JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Royal tour: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo chats with Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan during the prince’s visit to Bogor Palace, West Java, on July 24, 2019. (JP/Seto Wardhana)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s recent visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) resulted in a US$6.8 billion investment deal to fund a number of development projects across Indonesia. Most of the investment will go to certain fields such as agriculture, education and, most importantly, sustainable energy, with $129 million committed to building Indonesia’s biggest solar power plant in Cirata, West Java, which will contribute to reducing carbon emissions.The Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement have different approaches to meet the emissions cuts needed to keep global warming less than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Unlike the Kyoto Protocol,...