Following China announced as the host for World Environment Day on June 5 and took air pollution as the theme, Indonesia is focusing on vehicle emissions and strengthening air pollution concentration parameter.
Indonesia’s Special Envoy for Climate Change Control, Rachmat Witoelar, said that blue carbon will speed up the country’s target on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through its submitted NDC to the UNFCCC on November 2016.
Based on Statistic Agency data in 2015, solid fuel use in Indonesia’s household was still dominant. Women and girls have high health risk due to solid fuel use in the kitchen, such as woods, coal, animal dung, among others.
In 2020, half of Indonesia’s population will be living in the cities leading to increase transportation, 12 percent per year, dominated by motorcycles.
A recent study revealed that Indonesia’s carbon emission is 19 percent less than current data acknowledged by UN’s panel of scientists.