Govt focusing more on energy transition initiatives: Official

JAKARTA (Antara) – The Indonesian government is paying more attention to energy transition efforts and shifting the use of fossil-based energy sources to renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources, said Chief of Presidential Staff Moltogo.

„On the link between economic growth and emissions reduction, I am confident that Indonesia will lead the way in this field. The government is paying great attention and commitment to the energy transition. This is not just a promise,” he said in a press release. , Wednesday.

Moeldoko made the statement following the World Bank’s praise for the Indonesian government’s commitment and sustained efforts in transitioning towards a green and sustainable economy.

During Indonesia’s presidency at the G20 in 2022, he said green economy and energy transition are key topics to be discussed at important meetings.

In addition, several government policies were deemed effective in reducing the rate of deforestation, including the implementation of Presidential Instruction No. 8 of 2018 on the Deferral and Evaluation of Palm Oil Plantation Permits.

He also noted that the government is preparing to develop a 30 thousand hectare green industrial zone in North Kalimantan province.

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On Tuesday (May 16), Moldova received a visit from Satu Kahkonen, Head of the World Bank’s Representative Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste, at the Bina Graha Building in Jakarta.

On that occasion, Kahkonen praised Indonesia’s continued commitment and efforts to transition towards a green and sustainable economy.

„Indonesia’s economic growth has the same impact on carbon emissions as other developing countries. However, the rate of carbon emissions in Indonesia is not as high as the growth in per capita income,” noted Kahkonen.

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According to the results of World Bank research outlined in Indonesia’s Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR), Indonesia’s economic growth rate continues to rise, with a downward trend in carbon emission rates.

Moltoko said the Indonesian government’s policies on land restoration, deforestation prevention, improving land mapping and establishing specialized institutions to manage land are having a real impact on reducing carbon emissions.

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Translated by: Ranga Pandu AJ, Resinda S
Editor: Uni Arisanti Sinaga
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