Please join us to attend the presentation on Indonesia’s National Mitigation Actions by Syamsidar Thamrin, Deputy Director for Climate Change of BAPPENAS at the World Resource Institute’s office. The Government of Indonesia has publicly committed to actively participate in reducing its emissions through National Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA)s submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In 2009, the President of the Republic of Indonesia at the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh and at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen committed to an ambitious, world-leading target of 26% reduction in carbon emissions from Business As Usual (BAU) by 2020. Further emissions reductions of 41% are expected with international support.
With this commitment, Indonesia will follow a low carbon development path. As such, Indonesia’s National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) is coordinating the sectors to develop the National Action Plan for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (RAN-GRK). The Government of Indonesia lists three principles in the RAN-GRK, stating that the mitigation actions (i) should not hinder economic growth, and should prioritize people’s welfare, especially in with regard to energy resilience and food security; (ii) support protection of poor and vulnerable communities, including environment conservation in the framework of sustainable development; and (iii) consist of core activities to reduce emissions and supporting activities to strengthen the policy framework.
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