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To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the Government Establishes Environmental Fund Management Agency

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To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, the Government Establishes Environmental Fund Management Agency

Jakarta, Timerilis.com – The government continuously makes efforts to support environmental funding opportunities. This allocation prospect can help Indonesia’s commitments related to the Enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (ENDC) target in 2030. That is by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 31.89% with its resources and 43.20% with international assistance.

Optimization of these various opportunities needs to be supported with synergy, integration, and collaboration between stakeholders. Both at the national and regional levels through collaborative policies, programs, and funding.

For this reason, the Government is holding a National Working Meeting (Rakernas) of the Executive Committee for the 2022 Environmental Fund Management Agency (BPDLH) with the theme “Strengthening Joint Action for Sustainable Environmental Funding”, on 21-22 December 2022.

“In 2018 the government established the Environmental Fund Management Agency (BPDLH) which served as a financing vehicle for environmental protection and management. The funds can be utilized by various parties including Ministries/Agencies and Regional Governments,” said the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga, Hartarto in BPDLH Committee National Working Meeting 2022, Thursday (22/12/2022).

Several emission reduction strategies that will be discussed at the national meeting cover issues from sector forestry, energy, mineral resources, carbon trading, environmental services, waste or waste industry, transportation, agriculture, marine, and fisheries.

“BPDLH can bridge the COP27 results in Sharm El-Sheikh and the G20 Summit in Bali. The existing funds amount to USD 968.6 million or equal to IDR 14.52 trillion. Sourced from forestry reforestation funds, the Global Environmental Facility, the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, and so on,” Airlangga explained.

President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, delivered some directions related to waste management and the development of mangrove plants.

Joint commitment between the Central Government and Regional Governments needs to be continuously encouraged. So that repair and rehabilitation efforts are carried out optimally.

“From the beginning, I think waste matters are a priority. If there is a budget in this agency, push it so it can be resolved. Thus, the waste won’t run into the sea and rivers and then become sewage in a city. The second is related to the environment and forestry because mangroves can reduce 8-12 times more than ordinary forests. So, the impact is immediately visible,” said President Jokowi. (Eva)