Merdeka.com – The Ministry of Forestry and Environment (KLHK) said Indonesia was included in the top three countries rich in forest areas. For this reason, only by utilizing the potential of the forest will the emission reduction target be achieved.
This was stated by the Secretary of the Directorate General of Forestry Planning and Environmental Management at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Hanif Faisol Nurofiq.
“We are grateful, our forests are among the three largest in the world, meaning that by utilizing the potential of forests alone we can achieve the emission reduction target,” he said in a statement, Wednesday (14/9).
He explained that FoLU Net Sink 2030 is the answer to Indonesia’s challenges as a country that participates in climate change programs.
“In fact, the United Nations has also asked the whole world to increase ambition on climate change,” he said.
Interestingly, in developed countries, many have difficulty reducing their emissions, because of what, their forests are limited,” said Hanif.
As is known, climate change is one of the issues discussed at the G20 Summit in Bali in mid-November 2022.
“We will continue to support government policies related to the FoLU Net Sink 2030 program on climate change. Because indeed, this issue is no longer a local or national problem, but a global one,” said the Regional Secretary of Central Kalimantan Province, Drs Nuryakin, after attending the FoLU Net Sink workshop. 2030, in Palangka Raya.
He hopes that the community also has a role so that the program can run synergistically down to the lower layers.
“Of course, we hope that the role of the community can maintain and take action so that FoLU Net Sink 2030 can be achieved, meaning that we are doing this together because it is for the community at large,” he said.
For information, the forestry and land use sector is said to have the potential to contribute 60 percent to the emission reduction to be achieved in 2030.
In addition, the government has also set a target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 29 percent with its own capabilities, and 41 percent through international support by 2030.
Indonesia Forestry and Other Land Uses (FOLU) Net-Sink 2030 is a condition where the level of carbon sequestration in the forestry sector and other land uses has been balanced, or even higher than the level of emissions produced by the sector in 2030.