Indonesia to reduce gas emissions by 25% until 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 21:51

Denpasar (Indonesia): Indonesia is
committed to reducing its gas emissions by 25 per cent in
several phases until 2020, Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan
said here.

"The forestry sector is expected to expected to help
reduce gas emissions to 14 percent in the first phase," the
minister said when declaring the formation of a National
Forest Management Unit (KPH) at Taman Hutan Raya Ngurah Rai
yesterday.

Present at the function were also Bali Governor Made
Mangku Pastika, seven other provincial governors, and
representatives of 23 districts where KPH branches would be
set up.

Zulkifli said the remaining 12 percent of gas emissions
was expected to be tackled by other development sectors
concerned about environmental preservation.

He said Indonesia had a high sense of awareness and
responsibility about reducing gas emissions, and this attitude
was hopefully to be imitated by the developed countries.

"High awareness of all countries to reduce gas emission
is necessary to save the earth from climate change problems,"
Zulkifli Hasan said.

He said the Forestry Ministry`s work program for the next
five years would be focused on forest preservation for the
people`s welfare.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 21:51

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