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10 December 2009

Indonesia Would Reduce Emissions 26 percent by 2020

Indonesia was offered plans to combat global warming, it would reduce emissions 26 percent by 2020 (up to 41 percent), if it received an unspecified amount of financing. Indonesia's delegation said at United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15), December 7 - 18, 2009: "The cuts would come through a combination of renewable energy, energy efficiency and reducing deforestation."

Indonesia, by some accounts the third largest emitter of heat-trapping greenhouse gases behind China and the United States, is making very significant efforts to address climate change. "We want to tell the world that although the obligation is mostly on developed countries, Indonesia, being a victim of climate change, would like to do something to prevent it," said Agus Purnomo, the head of Indonesia's delegation.

The commitment of developing countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions have talked in Bangkok before COP15 in Copenhagen. A climate treaty that would replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, will be proposed and finalized at a Copenhagen Climate Forum.

There was a problem of negotiation between the poorer countries and the industrialized countries, because of industrialized countries refuse to commit to deep cuts in emissions or provide billions of dollars to help the poorer adapt to climate change.

"The draft agreement for Copenhagen calls for poor nations to cut their emissions from 15 to 30 percent by 2020 below what they would otherwise cut, as long as rich countries give them financing."
as cited at COP15 websites, and, here are countries' offered to cut emissions:
  • Most industrialized countries, not including the United States, have offered to cut emissions by 15 to 23 percent below 1990 levels by 2020;

  • The European Union has committed to a 20 percent cut and would go to 30 percent if other rich countries follow suit;

  • Japan has sought a 25 percent cut in emissions from 1990 levels by 2020.

  • Source:
    AP, Indonesia offers ambitious plans to fight global warming,

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