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Indonesia Prepares to be Pilot Country for Climate Change Handling in the International World

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BONN, NNC - Indonesia is deemed to have advanced developments in climate change control and has the opportunity to propose itself as a pilot country especially in the implementation of capacity building for climate change handling.

This was stated at the 2nd meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) in 2018 held on May 3-5 in Bonn, Germany.

"Therefore, Indonesia needs to immediately prepare and propose itself as a pilot country for climate change control, especially in efforts to increase the capacity of mitigation and adaptation," said Mahawan Karuniasa, an environmental scientist at the Universitas Indonesia who is a member of the PCCB Committee, in a written statement received by NNC from the Public Relations of Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Tuesday (5/8/2018).

For information, PCCB is the first body established by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) after the Paris Agreement, with the main task of addressing global disparities and needs for capacity building of developing countries in implementing the climate change agenda.

Without capacity building it is certain that the agenda of the Paris Agreement cannot be achieved by 2030, so capacity building becomes an urgent issue. It has been widely known that maintaining an average increase of temperature of the Earth's surface to no more than two degrees Celsius is not enough simply by reaching the Paris Agreement targets, but also a deeper ambition to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

"Therefore, Indonesia needs to formulate the need for capacity building to reduce the loss and damage of disasters related to climate change. Indonesia’s preparation to be a pilot country has to be all encompassing and needs to be treated as a momentum to deal with various challenges in terms of tacling climate change," said Mahawan Karuniasa.