31 Aug '15, 4am

Great green hopes for Indonesia: The Jakarta Post - The Straits Times

In its editorial on August 29, 2015, The Jakarta Post supports the move to set a higher national emissions target ahead of the UN climate change conference later this year. There is hope for Indonesia's environment, at least according to the President's special envoy on climate change, Rachmat Witoelar, who revealed last week the government's bid to set a higher national emissions reduction target ahead of the UN climate change conference in Paris at the end of the year. No clear-cut number was mentioned, pending President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's approval, but Rachmat's remarks raise hope that Indonesia, along with other nations, can establish a global emissions reduction target - the basis for a new legally binding climate change regime to replace the expired Kyoto Protocol. If the negotiations run as expected, the new protocol is expected to be inked in Paris and come int...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/great-green-hope...

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