G20 Countries Invited to Preserve Earth at the G20 Summit
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia, representing developing countries, invited G20 member countries to collaborate in strengthening the world order and preserving the earth as a habitat for human life and its supporting ecosystems at the G20 Summit in India on Saturday, September 9, 2023.
According to an official statement on Saturday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) highlighted two approaches at the meeting, namely the acceleration of the transition towards a low-carbon economy and innovative financing for handling climate change.
This invitation was made on account of the worsening condition of the earth, with the threats of energy crises, environmental crises, and global climate change.
A record temperature of 52.2 Celsius has been recorded in the Asian region and is predicted to continue to rise in the next five years.
President Jokowi's appeal was based on the concern of developing countries regarding the commitment of developed countries to mobilize US$100 billion in climate finance per year as well as the loss and damage funding facility for developing countries that has not materialized.
Indonesia has continued to advance lead-by-example practices in the context of G20 cooperation.
In terms of carbon emission reduction, Indonesia succeeded in reducing 54.8 million tons of carbon emissions in 2019 and 91.5 million tons in 2022.
In line with this, Indonesia has also increased the targets to cut emissions with its own efforts to 31.89 percent and with international support to 43.2 percent.
The G20 Summit was held at the Bharat Mandapam International Exhibition and Convention Centre, New Delhi, India, on September 9–10, 2023, under India's G20 presidency.
There were three sessions at the summit, namely Session One: One Earth, Session Two: One Family, and Session Three: One Future.
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