Indonesia's Commitment to Reduce Global Emissions was Reinforced in Cop 22 Marrakech

Bogor, December 7, 2016

Conference of Parties (CoP) 22 to the UNFCCC was officially opened on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference was held from 7-18 November 2016, with a focus on the discussion of implementation of the Paris Agreement.

In the opening of the COP 22, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, stressed some important points, namely: (1) Climate funding. Necessary their predictability needs funding for low-carbon development activities and strengthen the degree of resilience to climate change; (2) NDC. Application of NDC must be integrated into the national development in each country; (3) The increase in capacity. Expected developing countries progressively build capacity in issues of climate change; (4) Transfer of technology. Developed countries emphasized to transfer technology and innovation to optimize achievement of climate change; (5) The development of issues related to loss and damage; (6) The involvement of non-party actors. Participation and alignments of all parties in the control of climate change in their respective countries.

Indonesia Minister of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), Siti Nurbaya on various occasions reminded about the importance of cooperation among countries to realize the Paris Agreement. "Paris Agreement mandates the increased bilateral and multilateral cooperation more effective and efficient to implement mitigation actions and adaptation to climate change with financial support, transfer of technology, capacity building, supported by mekanime transparency and sustainable governance".

To achieve the target of the Paris Agreement, each country should contribute to the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) as outlined in the Document Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). In addition, Indonesia has ratified the Paris Agreement through Act No. 16, 2016.

In addition, the Minister of MoEF, Siti Nurbaya also stated that the ratification and NDC is a good cooperation between agencies at the national, including the Parliament and ministries and institutions and other parties. "This is the first step in the joint effort and the national movement in curbing climate change in Indonesia", she added.

Furthermore, the Director General of the Ministry of Climate Change MoEF, Nur Masripatin, explained that NDC, in the community, both Indonesian and international community can gain an overview of efforts to reduce emissions per sector. Furthermore, how Indonesia run a program of adaptation in the context of the development of low-emission and climate toughness.