Sharm El-Sheikh, – Along with its commitment to exert joint efforts to tackle climate change, Indonesia voices action, strategy, and innovation to the international community through various diplomacy. In addition to diplomacy carried out through actions at the conference negotiating table, Indonesia also took concrete actions through soft diplomacy, one of which can be seen at the Indonesian Pavilion. It took part in the COP27 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

On the sidelines of his attendance at the COP27 Summit, Vice President KH Ma’ruf Amin also visited the pavilion with the theme “Stronger Climate Actions Together, Tuesday (08/11/2022), at the Sharm El-Sheikh International Congress Center, Egypt.

Accompanied by the Minister of Environment and Forestry (LHK), Siti Nurbaya, the Vice President toured the Indonesian Pavilion and a series of activities held from 6 to 18 November 2022.

One of the activities was the promotion of the climate change control program carried out by the Government of Indonesia together with the parties in a constructive and integrative manner. Another activity also showcased the best practices carried out by the global community that had been implemented in Indonesia. These practices included the actions of Manggala Agni (forest and land fire prevention and management forces) and the Climate Village Program (Proklim).

Not only that, but there were also discussions on examples of Indonesian adaptation and its context with vulnerable groups, youth, and women. This means that with this event, there were opportunities for parties to explore ideas, opportunities, and networks in the context of strengthening efforts to control climate change in Indonesia.

The agenda and topics in the Indonesian Pavilion include 63 talk show sessions, showing the latest developments on climate change control efforts that have been and are being carried out by the parties. Then there are Joint Sessions, namely discussion sessions with strategic partners and friendly countries of Indonesia. As well as Eminent Person Sessions, and materials presented by world leaders in the field of climate change control.

On the other hand, the Indonesian Pavilion also presents Indonesian cultural arts performances to the world community.

“The implementation of the Indonesian Pavilion is expected to be a tangible manifestation of Indonesia’s contribution to climate change control and commitments that are continuously echoed. As the commitment must not only be carried out globally but also must be implemented at the site level,” said the Vice President.

After giving a press statement after the visit, the Vice President was also greeted by the President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al-Jasser who also visited the Indonesian Pavilion. To the Vice President, he said that he would attend the G-20 Summit in Bali this November 2022. (RN/LHS, BPMI – Setwapres)