Indonesian parliament also speaks at Joe Biden climate change summit

Jakarta (medialnews) – A number of Indonesian parliamentarians will also speak at the Climate Change Summit, which was virtually initiated by US President Joe Biden on April 22-23, 2021.

Participation of Dyah Roro Esti, member of Commission VII of the DPR side event The Climate Change Summit, organized by the USA-Asia Institute (USAI) and Air Quality Asia (AQA) with parliamentarians from various countries including the United States, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Morocco and the Philippines.

Events with the theme “Responding to climate crises: transition to a global green economy“he explains how the US Green New Deal, and similar green economy laws in other countries, provide an excellent opportunity to fight climate change, reduce its adverse effects and preserve the environment while strengthening the global economic growth.

In his statement in Jakarta on Saturday, Roro Esti, who is also the secretary of the DPR’s Green Economy Caucus, argued that the participation of 40 heads of state in the Climate Change Summit as well as the respectful policies of the environment that had been developed by the seven countries that participated in the virtual meeting demonstrated political commitment. (political will).

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The second most important thing, he said, is the ability of leaders to monitor the implementation of these policies.

Meanwhile, VII DPR RI Commission Member Mercy Barends explained a number of steps in the Indonesian legislature to support its achievement. green economy.

“The new and renewable energy bill that has been included in the Prolegnas 2021 is one of the concrete efforts to help overcome this climate crisis,” said the head of the DPR’s Green Economy Caucus.

In the same meeting, Satya Widya Yudha, Member of the National Energy Council (DEN), presented a number of milestones and goals as well as Indonesia’s achievements in responding to the global climate crisis. , especially in the energy sector.

He recalled that when it comes to reducing carbon emissions in the energy sector, it is about two policies, namely Law No. 16 of 2016 relating to the Paris Agreement on the Convention- United Nations framework on climate change and its achievement. Sustainable Development Goals (ODD).

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Satya also explained that the energy transition through the use of new and renewable energies (EBT) is one of the concrete efforts to achieve this policy.

According to him, reaching 23% of the EBT mix in 2025 requires regional monitoring through the formation of a general regional energy plan (RUED), so that the EBT potential of each region can be maximized.

US President Joe Biden has taken the first step in taking office by restoring his country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement (Paris Agreement).

Biden invited 40 world leaders to attend The Leaders Climate Summit or the Climate Change Summit which is hosted virtually and broadcast live to the public.

Discussions at this meeting focused on the urgency and economic benefits of stronger climate action.

The event is also an important step towards the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Journalist: Kelik Dewanto
Editor: Budi Suyanto

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