Indonesian Delegates Need To Push Safe Limit for Global Temperature Rise

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Jakarta (Greeners) – Approaching second week, negotiators will begin important phase of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 21 UNFCCC, the start of Ministerial Segment in Paris,  France, on Monday (07/12).

Dr. Efransjah, CEO of WWF Indonesia, expressed his hope for Indonesian delegates to be able to firmly consider safe limit of global temperature rise to be below two degrees Celsius to avoid severe impacts of climate change especially to vulnerable island nations.

“There is still debate in accommodating principles of responsibility and capability acceptable to all parties. In addition, there is also debate on limit of global temperature between two degrees and 1.5 degrees Celsius, ” said Efransjah.

Meanwhile, Pavillion Indonesia held a discussion on transboundary initiative between Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia dubbed as The Heart of Borneo (HoB).

Dr. Lukita Dinarsyah Tuwo, secretary of coordinating minister for economy affairs said that The Heart of Borneo was one of contributions from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by protecting 22 millions hectares of forest coverage in Kalimantan island.

“The effort is trying to save biodiversity and giving benefits to local people,” said Lukita.

In addition, Mahakam Ulu district government also presented its green economy scenario which still has 90 percent of forest area. All of Mahakam Ulu district government, East Kalimantan is located in HoB landscape.

Reports by Danny Kosasih

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