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Environmentalists decry Indonesia’s unclear stance on key deforestation pledge

A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil  The Jakarta Post Mon, November 8, 2021

JAKARTA –  Environmental activists have expressed disappointment over Indonesian officials’ criticism of a global pledge to end deforestation by 2030 made at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, the United Kingdom.

Indonesia was among the countries that endorsed a global agreement declared on Nov. 1 at the climate summit, pledging to “halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation” by 2030.

As of Friday, the agreement was endorsed by more than 130 countries covering 90 percent of the world’s forests.

But  Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar was quick to label the agreement as “inappropriate and unfair”, adding that Indonesia’s development agenda “should not be stopped for the sake of reducing carbon emissions or deforestation.”

SOURCE: The Jakarta Post, indonesia Mon, November 8, 2021

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