Number : SP. 254/HUMAS/PP/HMS.3/05/2018
Jakarta, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
Indonesia’s struggle in voicing the importance of global climate change action, not only in formal negotiations, but also in non-negotiation activities. In addition to the consultations on the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI), the Subsidized Body on Scientific and Technical Advise (SBSTA) and the Adhoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), at the Bonn Climate Change Conference (BCCC), Indonesia attended a meeting within the scope of the negotiations (mandated event), side event, Talanoa Dialogue and other meetings.
“The non-bargaining activity is very important, because it involves the struggle of Indonesian interests, and is one of the forms in applying “soft diplomacy “, said the Chairman of DELRI, Dr. Nur Masripatin.
Several mandated events were attended by Indonesia, among others related to issues of Gender Equality, Adaptation and Capacity Building.
In addition, DELRI also follows some important Side Events related to the Peatland (Global Peatland Initiative), FAO on the Koronovia Joint Program, the role of local government in Climate Change Control, and funding the implementation of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
Related to the Mitigation issue, Nur Masripatin emphasized that the potential of land availability (especially peat) can be related to conditional and unconditional commitments from NDC Indonesia. In addition, it is also explained that in Indonesia there is a Badan Layanan Umum (Public Service Agency) preparing climate financing.
The strategy of implementing the adaptation action through two approaches, namely government institutions and the community, was also conveyed by Sri Tantri, Director of Climate Change Adaptation, DG of PPI KLHK, while representing Indonesia DELRI in a forum implemented by The International Council for Local Environmental Initiative (ICLEI).
“Currently, Indonesia has an Information Vulnerability Data Index System (SIDIK), and policy guidelines for the preparation of adaptation actions and the Kampung Iklim Program (PROKLIM). In this case the commitment of local government is very important, and must cooperate with other stakeholders, for the sustainability of the adaptation program”, explained Sri Tantri.
Meanwhile, towards the end of the implementation of BCCC, Indonesia also has many bilateral meetings with certain parties, such as NDC Partnership, Germany Goverment, Australian Government, and NGO associations under Climate, Land, Ambition and Rights Alliance (CLARA). It is none other than to strengthen bilateral environmental cooperation and discuss the development of negotiations in Bonn. (*)
Person in charge of news:
Head of Public Relations Bureau of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry,
Djati Witjaksono Hadi – 081375633330
Dr. Ir. Nur Masripatin, M.For.Sc. – 081288705546
Source: PPID Kementeria LHK