Waiting for Performance of the National Council on Climate Change

Bogor,August 14, 2008

Indonesia finally has a National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed his name at the top of the Presidential Regulation Number 46 of 2008 on the 4th of July. The National Council is chaired by the President and involved 17 departments / ministries and the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG). Environment minister, Rachmat Witoelar, served as executive director.

In addition to the President and the Minister of Environment, the board is also made up of ministers Secretary of State, Secretary of the Cabinet, Finance Minister, Interior Minister, Foreign Minister, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Minister for Forestry, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Industry, Minister of Public Works, State Minister for National Development Planning / Bappenas, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Research and Technology, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Health, and the Chief of BMG.

Going forward, NCCC responsible for formulating national policies, strategies, programs and practices to control climate change, coordinate activities in the implementation of climate change control tasks which include adaptation, mitigation, technology transfer, and financing. The third task is to formulate a mechanism for setting policies and procedures for implementing trade karbon.Lalu monitoring and evaluating the implementation of climate change policies.

It is desirable, the formation of this council into the wind haven for efforts to tackle the impact of climate change in Indonesia. In addition, the presence of NCCC is also expected to spur the development of CDM-related projects in the country.

As is known, Indonesia as a non-Annex 1 country has a major opportunity to develop CDM projects. Unfortunately, up to now, Indonesia is still lagging far behind other Asian countries such as China and India.

Let's see for performance of the National Council on Climate Change.

Source : www.kompas.com and www.greenpressnetwork.blogspot.com