Indonesia looks to increase emissions cut pledge ahead of Paris meet

Indonesia is looking to increase its current pledges on cutting emissions growth, a senior government adviser said on Monday, with a final decision likely by mid-September.

Home to the world’s third-largest tropical forests, and the biggest palm oil producer, Indonesia will have a key role at the United Nation’s Paris climate conference late this year, which is designed to reach a plan to reduce global warming.

“We intend to increase the contribution and we will do so,” Rachmat Witoelar, President Joko Widodo’s special envoy for climate change, told Reuters. “But we have to figure out the timeline.”

Indonesia is among the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters because of deforestation, peatland degradation and forest fires.

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Posted September 1, 2015 by repit in News

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