Sharm El-Sheikh, – Vice President (VP) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin representing President Joko Widodo gave a national statement at the Conference of The Parties 27 (COP27 Summit) Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Monday (07/11/2022).

In his statement, the VP emphasized three important points that countries in the world need to do together in tackling climate change. First, the VP emphasized that the COP27 Summit must be an implementation of the agreements that will be produced and those that have resulted from the previous summit.

“One year after Glasgow [COP26 summit], there has been no significant global progress. For this reason, COP27 must be used not only to advance ambition, but also to implement it. Including the fulfillment of support from developed countries to developing countries,” stated the VP.

The VP further said that the second important point is that the implementation of the agreement should be carried out in accordance with the capacities and advantages of each country. This is because each country has different potentials and if maximized, this potential can bring the best results, and can even be an aid to other countries that have different advantages.

“We all have to be part of the solution. All countries must contribute according to their respective capacities, in the spirit of burden-sharing, not burden-shifting. Countries that are more capable must help and empower other countries,” added the VP.

Third, the Vice President also explained the concrete steps that Indonesia has taken in an effort to reduce emissions, including investment in energy transition, funding for climate action, and increasing emission reduction targets. In the future, the VP emphasized that concrete steps like this will continue, especially Indonesia as a chairman at the G20 summit and ASEAN in 2023.
“As the G20 Presidency, Indonesia continues to push for a green recovery and strong and inclusive climate action. In the future, through the ASEAN Chair in 2023, Indonesia will continue to pay attention to strengthening climate action,” said the VP.

Closing his statement, the VP again invited all countries in the world to create a better and more sustainable world.

“We must take concrete steps and strengthen collaboration based on dialogue and trust. For the sake of realizing a better and more sustainable world,” concluded the VP.

For information, Indonesia’s position in the COP27 Summit is quite strategic because apart from leading the Presidency of the G20 Summit, in 2023 Indonesia will become the chairman of ASEAN.

Since the COP26 Summit until early October 2022, Indonesia has taken important steps as a follow-up, including prioritizing a sustainable energy transition in the agenda of the G20 Indonesia presidency, encouraging the operationalization of the 2030 net-sink (Forestry and Other Land Use/FOLU) plan, and launching country platform for funding the energy transition. In the energy sector, Indonesia has also developed a roadmap towards achieving net zero emissions (NZE) by 2060.

It is hoped that Indonesia’s presence at COP27 can encourage concrete actions, strengthen collaboration based on dialogue to create a better and more sustainable world. (NN/LHS, BPMI – Setwapres)