Govt Finalizing Emissions Reduction Plan

Source: Jakarta Post – July 19, 2011

The government says it is finalizing a draft of a presidential regulation on a national action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26 percent by 2020.

National Development Planning Minister Armida Alisjahbana said on Monday in Jakarta that she expected the regulation would soon be issued and that regional action plans would soon be drafted.

“The deputy for natural resources and the environment is meeting right now with Cabinet Secretary [Dipo Alam] to finalize the presidential regulation. Next we hope there will be action plans for the regions,” Armida said during a working meeting with the House of Representatives’ Commission XI overseeing national development.

Indonesia pledged in 2009 to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2020, or by as much as 41 percent, with international funding.

The National Development Planning Ministry submitted a draft regulation on the action plan to the Cabinet Secretary office late last year.

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