Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Promise to Reduce 26% CO2 by 2020

During the summit meeting of the leaders of the world's G20 countries in 2009, President SBY promised that Indonesia shall voluntarily reduce 26% Carbon Emission by the year 2020.

He went on to say that Indonesia can even reduce Carbon Emission up to 41% if it is assisted by other countries.

In this connection, on 26 May 2010, Indonesia and Norway concluded an agreement in which Indonesia promised to stop cutting forest trees (forest moratorium) for two years and Norway will invest a total of  US$ 1 Billion in forest conservation projects in Indonesia.

But promise is promise, until this now President SBY has still not yet issued a Presidential Decree regarding the 2 years forest moratorium.

Kompas quoted a government official as saying that Indonesia does not need to prioritize the target of reducing carbon dioxide by 26 percent in 2020 as Indonesia does not belong to a group of countries required to reduce their Carbon Emissions.

Considering that President SBY has already made promises to foreign countries that Indonesia shall reduce Carbon Emission, I hope that the government would be very serious in keeping the said promises.

4 comments:

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

semoga ga cuma janji ya.. :)

colson said...

In politics words are cheap and Norwegians are naive.

triesti said...

good for his image tho when he agreed to it.. after all it's all about image

Multibrand said...

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Itu yang jadi masalah disini.

@Colson,
Yes you are right, politicians tend to do anything to reach their goals.

@Triesti,
But very bad for Indonesia.