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Indonesia climate targets lack ambition, don’t address UN’s dire warnings

August 13, 2021

Channel News Asia:

Despite bringing forward its net zero emissions target by a decade to 2060, experts say Indonesia has missed an opportunity to upgrade its climate change ambitions ahead of critical global talks and amid dire warnings from top scientists about drastic temperature rise. 

Indonesia updated its targets late last month ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow beginning Oct 31, and is now targeting a pathway to a low carbon economy and for its most polluting sector – forestry and land use – to reach emissions peak by 2030.

Countries typically update their plans before the talks, and while Indonesia did provide some new information, experts told CNA that its strategy is no more ambitious than previous versions and still lacks detail about how it can actually achieve its goals. 

“We don’t really see anything new. There are no increased commitments whatsoever. There are no new numbers, said Elrika Hamdi, energy finance analyst at The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

[Jack Board] 

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