The Minister of Environment and Forestry or Menteri Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (MEF) Siti Nurbaya said that during the G20 Presidency, Indonesia had affirmed its commitment to achieving sustainable development by addressing the issue of land degradation and encouraging conservation.
In the discussion on digitalization to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), she explained that steps to achieve Goal 13 of the SDGs, namely handling climate change, have been carried out by Indonesia by ratifying the Paris Agreement through Law Number 16 of 2016 concerning the Ratification of Paris Agreement to The United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change.
During the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP-26) held in Glasgow, UK, last year, Indonesia stated its concrete steps on combatting climate change.
Through an updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) document and the Long-Term Strategy on Low Carbon and Climate Resilience 2050 (LTS-LCCR 2050), Indonesia conveyed several measures that it has taken and the subsequent action plan to be undertaken to achieve those goals.
COMBATTING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH FOLU NET SINK 2030 STRATEGY Indonesia has also published a roadmap for mitigation and adaptation and issued the Decree of the Minister of Environment and Forestry Number
168 of 2022 concerning Indonesia’s Forestry and Other Land Use (FoLU) Net Sink 2030 for Climate Change Control.
Indonesia FoLU Net Sink is a scenario where the absorption of greenhouse gases (GHG) is targeted to be balanced or higher than emissions in the FoLU sector in 2030.
The achievement of Indonesia’s Net Sink FoLU will contribute up to 60% towards the Net Zero Emission target by 2060, as part of Indonesia’s contribution to preventing catastrophic climate change.
Thus, the FoLU sectors are aimed to achieve a net sink of carbon by 2030, to support the target of reducing Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions. “The value brought in the development of the environment and forestry is sustainable development,” said Siti Nurbaya. (MRA/ALH)