Provincial Roles Needed To Support Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets

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Jakarta (Greeners) – Indonesia’s effort to achieve climate change targets by reducing greenhouse gas emissions for 29 percent and 41 percent with international help by 2030 will not succeed without the role of regional levels, said a senior official in Jakarta, on Thursday (7/9).

Hence, Directorate General of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, held a consultation event to promote Nationally Determined Contribution to 34 provinces on a Kick Of Meeting: Translating NDC Into Action, attended by national stakeholders, starting on April 27 and will be completed on September 2017.

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Nur Masripatin, director general of climate change control, said that NDC was the main getaway in global mitigation effort implemented under Paris Agreement to tackle climate change post 2020.

“The objective of this consultation is to communicate climate change action status in 34 provinces in Indonesia, also to develop understanding on the roles and responsibilities for each stakeholders in provincial levels in achieving NDC targets,” she said.

Furthermore, the consultation also to identify potential mitigation activities in more details in those provinces to achieve the five sector targets which are adjusted to each province’ condition.

She said the main point of the event was to get inputs so NDC implementation can be in line with provincial development.

On Indonesia’s NDC, the target to reduce 29 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, unconditional, and 41 percent with international help, compare to business as usual level on 2030. The target for conditional will be achieved through reducing 17.2 percent from forestry sector, 11 percent from energy, 0.32 percent from agriculture, 0.10 percent from industry, and 0.38 percent from waste, by 2030.

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Furthermore, she said that Indonesia’s NDC has been underlined on adaptation and mitigation activities which will determine the ambitious goal on consumption and production sustainability in relation to food, water and energy.

However, the goal can be achieved through empowerment and capacity building, improve basic health and education services, technology innovation, and sustainable natural resources management.

Hence, NDC elaboration into mitigation efforts by provincial task forces and non-party stakeholders can be registered through National Registry System which had been developed by Ministry of Environment and Forestry, to simplify NDC achievement reporting mechanism to UNFCCC.

Indonesia’s adaptation commitment covers economic security, social security and livelihood, ecosystem and landscape security. All activities done to achieve those targets will be evaluated, measured, and verified through Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV).

“We all hope that provincial levels can cooperate and follow through consultation schedules. This is needed because NDC implementation requires commitment not just from the government but also non party stakeholders which include regional administrations, business worlds or private sectors, NGOs and public,” she said.

Reports by Danny Kosasih