Jakarta (ANTARA) – The second meeting of G20 Environment MPs and Climate Sustainability Working Group (EDM-CSWG) discusses various topics ranging from climate change adaptation measures to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse effect (GHG), said the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
The G20 is an international forum whose members include 19 countries and the European Union. They work together to solve major problems. Indonesia holds the presidency of the grouping this year.
In order to achieve climate sustainability, the meeting discussed three issues, Director General of the Ministry of Climate Change Management, Laksmi Dhenwanthi, noted during a press conference to discuss the outcome of the second G20 meeting. EDM-CSGW here Tuesday.
The first topic of discussion focused on the co-benefits of climate change mitigation and adaptation actions and the role in preparing a condition or community that has climate resilience.
The second issue addressed during the meeting held from 19 to 22 June 2022 concerned ways to strengthen cooperation and action in special partnership for the sustainable management of the oceans initiative.
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The third question concerns ways to encourage and accelerate the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) with a sustainable approach or a transition from the current condition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient condition. .
The NDCs embody the efforts made by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
In the NDC document, or each country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement, Indonesia aims to reduce GHG emissions by 29% independently and 41% with international support by 2030.
The Ministry’s Director General of Environmental Pollution and Destruction Management, Sigit Reliantoro, noted that several priority issues in the environment sector were also discussed at the meeting.
These issues include land destruction, water management, ocean waste, excessive consumption and resource efficiency.
Besides these priority issues, the Indonesian government has a mission to recover peatlands and restore mangroves, he noted.
Indonesia has shared detailed information regarding peatland reclamation and mangrove restoration efforts, including regulations, technical expertise and evidence of fieldwork with other countries, especially those with an ecosystem of tropical peatlands.
“This idea has also been welcomed by countries with peatlands where cold or temperate climatic conditions have been experienced,” he said.
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