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Calls for Indonesia to cut coal for net-zero emissions target

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Heavy-laden: A man returns from fishing as a tugboat pulling a coal barge passes by in Banda Aceh, Aceh, on April 26, 2020.(AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)
Tri Indah Oktavianti
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Jakarta   ●   Wed, April 21, 2021

Experts have urged Indonesia, which is heavily reliant on coal for power generation, to stop relying on coal and other fossil fuels to support the global and its own net-zero emissions target and prevent the ongoing climate crisis from worsening.

The government has continued to rely on coal as the country’s primary energy supply in the past years, experts highlighted. They argued that the government had been gravely undermining the impact of coal’s usage on the ongoing anthropogenic climate crisis.

Their call came ahead of a climate summit hosted by United States President Joe Biden on Thursday and Friday. The summit aims to raise the world leader’s ambitions in mitigating the climate crisis. Forty leaders were invite...

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