Satya Bumi Lament Govt's COP27 Climate Pledges, 'Time to Act'

9 November 2022 09:51 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaCriticism has emerged aimed at the Indonesian government’s stance in mitigating the climate crisis during the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference or COP27 held in Egypt. Environmental advocacy group Satya Bumi urged the government to take action rather than offer more pledges in addressing climate change. 

Satya Bumi executive director Annisa Rahmawati in a statement on Monday asserted that the key to materializing commitments toward energy transition depends on the government’s political will. She believes collaborative efforts from stakeholders, such as the government, private sector, and the general public are indispensable.

“It’s already a climate emergency. We don’t need ‘bla bla bla’ commitments anymore. It’s time to act,” Annisa wrote on November 8. 

Indonesia is represented by Vice President Ma'ruf Amin at The COP27 presidency, who put forth emission reduction goals. The issues raised are quite crucial, according to Annisa, but remain to have problematic policies.

In its new nationally determined contribution or NDC target, the government pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the previous 29 percent to 31.89 percent independently. With international assistance, the government increased its carbon emission reduction target from 41 percent to 43.2 percent.

The NDC goal is built on several government policies in the past year in the largest emitting sectors. For example, FoLU or the forestry and other land use and energy sectors.

Annisa emphasized that the government's commitment to climate change must be immediately realized with concrete steps, starting from mitigation, and adaptation, up to preparing funding schemes. However, she conveyed her appreciation for VP Ma'ruf's statement urging developed countries to double the provision of their collective climate finance for developing countries. 

Satya Bumi Deputy Director Andi Muttaqien emphasized efforts to mitigate the climate crisis, protect forests, and implement energy transitions. The energy transition, he said, must be carried out with the values of accountability, transparency, and participatory, respecting, fulfilling, and protecting human rights.

"Especially protecting vulnerable groups such as affected communities, including indigenous peoples," he said.

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