Sandiaga Uno: Tourism Sector Contributes 8% to Global Emissions

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  • Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno visits Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Jakarta, on Saturday, January 1, 2022. ANTARA/Asep Firmansyah/uyu

    Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno visits Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, Jakarta, on Saturday, January 1, 2022. ANTARA/Asep Firmansyah/uyu

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaTourism and Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said the tourism sector contributed eight percent to the global greenhouse gas emissions.

    “The ministry has the responsibility because of a large carbon footprint, and that the value of our ecosystem amounts to trillions of dollars globally,” said Sandiaga at the virtual launching event of the Carbon Footprint Calculator and Offsetting on Friday, January 7.

    He explained the figure was obtained from the total calculation, starting from when tourists do the planning, travel by vehicle to the airport, up to board an airplane or cruise ship, as well as their activities in tourist destinations.

    Therefore, he claimed the current tourism concept was designed to maintain quality and sustainability, not only the environment but also the planet, people, and prosperity.

    The ministry has taken steps to calculate the carbon footprint of the tourism and creative economy sector in tandem with Jejak.in, one of the start-ups assisted by Gojek Xcelerate Batch IV, which was aimed at preserving the environment and developing urban forests.

    "We want to make sure this becomes a national movement that overcomes various crises caused by climate change and achieves sustainable development goals, including reducing carbon,” said Sandiaga Uno.

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