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Indonesia finalizing new NDC, likely to keep old emissions cut target

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, February 24, 2020   /  05:29 pm
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Hundreds of activists and students took to the the streets in Jakarta on September 20, 2019, during the Climate Strike movement to demand the government takes climate change mitigation more seriously.(JP/A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil)

Indonesia is likely to maintain its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the new nationally determined commitment (NDC), a pledge made by nations to cut their emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the Environment and Forestry Ministry has stated. The ministry is planning to outline Indonesia's pledge to reduce emissions by 29 percent independently -- or 41 percent if with international assistance -- by 2030, the same target outlined in the first NDC submitted in 2016 as a part of the Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The ministry is finalizing the new NDC and will submit it to the UN next month. Prior to the 25th UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP25, in Madrid in December last year, climate observers and the UN urged participating nations to upgr...