Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia has underscored its
commitment to sustainable forest management and renewable energy by attending
the climate change summit in Paris.
Conference of Parties 21, President Joko Widodo also attended "Mission
Innovative" and "Leaders` Event on Foreign and Climate Change,"
both events on the sidelines of COP21.
actively participated in the two events, showing its strong commitment to
manage its forests sustainably and to policies related to renewable
energy," she said.
The two events
saw leaders` statement on forest and climate change, explaining the role of
forest in ensuring sustainable development.
Some one billion
people indirectly depend their livelihood on forest and six billion others are
directly tied to forest problems.
statement itself reflects the interests of the countries involved, including
Indonesia that has remained very balanced in terms of mitigation, adaptation
and implementation," she said.
showed Indonesia`s leadership as well as strong commitment to manage its
forests sustainably, she said.
In the context
of renewable energy, Retno said Indonesia has already had a clear policy in
the forest issue, there are 17 countries involved, namely, Australia, Brazil,
Canada, Colombia, Congo, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Germany, Indonesia, Japan,
Liberia, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Britain and the US," she said.
She said the
Indonesian government has decided to achieve 23 percent of renewable energy
source use by 2025 and policies have also been formulated for rural
electrification, likely to be achieved to the extent of 100 percent by 2019.