The UK Climate Change Unit (UKCCU) Indonesia was launched today. This cross-government unit will deliver the UK’s climate change goals in a vitally important context: the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, a G20 partner, a strong economy, 110 million Indonesians living below $2 a day and the second-largest forest cover in the world.
The goal of the UKCCU Indonesia is for Indonesia to meet its own targets for climate change, green growth and a sustainable future. This includes reducing carbon emissions by 41%, stemming deforestation, and moving to a lower-carbon economy that achieves 7% growth, halves poverty and shifts to renewable energy resources.
The Government of Indonesia has welcomed the UKCCU as a demonstration of the UK’s commitment to Indonesia and recognises the need to bring focused, sustained and specific engagement to this complex subject. By achieving its targets and demonstrating how to move towards a lower-carbon and inclusive economy, Indonesia will have global impact in terms of carbon stocks and encourage others to act too and have a positive impact on global negotiations.