Merdeka.com – The Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) has collaborated with Norway on climate change. This shows that the Folu Net Sink 2030 program is starting to be noticed by the world.
This was stated by the Secretary General of Environmental Planning and Planning (PKTL) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Hanif Faisol Nurofiq.
According to Hanif, the Folu Net Sink can be a reference in Indonesia’s climate change process for the world.
“This is no longer because of the direction of the Minister, but climate change is indeed our common need,” he said at the 2030 Folu Net Sink Workshop, Friday (16/9).
Hanif said that the involvement of the Norwegian Minister of the Environment a few days ago regarding the rehabilitation of mangroves in Kalimantan is proof that Indonesia is one of the countries that the world relies on in climate change.
“A few days ago, Mrs. Minister together with the Minister of the Environment from Norway, Espen Bath Eide, planted mangroves together. She (Barth Eid) strongly supports Indonesia’s role in climate change,” he said.
The winner of the award in the form of a Satyalancana Karya Satya award from the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, added that Norway really gives full support to the Folu Net Sink 2030 program.
“This is proof that Norway also wants sustainable cooperation on climate change, we even have a partnership in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Partnership in Support of Indonesia’s Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Forestry and Other Land Use which was signed by the two ministers a few days ago,” continued Hanif.
According to him, the participation of the wider community to jointly build awareness for climate change can be done through small groups in the community.
“We invite the community, provide education and understanding that the importance of climate change is for us together. Then how, invite and involve the community to plant trees together, forest conservation which has 60 percent potential in climate change.
“So, it is important to know that the carbon sequestration of mangroves in the forest can reach five times higher than other tree species, which means that if we open new land, it will increase the carbon potential that can trigger profits for local communities, because the current carbon value is still low. which is 5 dollars, even though by planting mangroves, forest conservation, of course, various benefits can also be obtained by the wider community,” he said.
For information, the MoU between Indonesia and Norway covers cooperation related to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation by protecting and managing forests through community participation.
In addition, capacity building to strengthen natural forest carbon sequestration through sustainable forest management, forest rehabilitation and social forestry, including mangroves.
Then, conservation of biodiversity, reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and peatland damage.
For information, Indonesia’s FOLU Net Sink 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 is balanced or even higher than the level of emissions produced by the sector in 2030.