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Indonesia seeks to improve skills of its climate negotiators

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

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, October 9, 2020   /  06:18 pm
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A mangrove forest adjacent to the Graha Indah residential area in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.(JP/Muthi Kautsar)

Indonesia has moved to improve the skills of its negotiators at global climate forums to better represent the country's interests. The Environment and Forestry Ministry and the Foreign Ministry will work together to prepare negotiators for the 26th session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of Parties (COP) in Glasgow, Scotland, which has been pushed back from November to 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As a party of the Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC, Indonesia is obliged to contribute to halting global climate change and submitted a pledge to the UNFCCC secretariat to curb its greenhouse gas emissions through its nationally determined contribution (NDC). Indonesia’s first NDC was drafted in 2016, with the country pledging to keep its emissions to 29 percent below a business-as-usual (BAU) projection, or up to 4...