Harnessing Nature for the Future We Want

Harnessing-Nature-for-the-Future-We-Want Ni Wayan Uri harvests seaweed in Nusa Lembongan, Bali Province. Doc.: Edy Susanto for Small Grants Programme, Global Environment Facility - UNDP Indonesia

Source: TEMP.CO

Indonesia feels as if it is a microcosm of the world's biodiversity – from lush forests to immense mangroves, and a vast ocean with all its marine biodiversity – you can all find it all here.

by Sujala Pant, Deputy Resident Representative UNDP Indonesia
Among this natural richness, the country is on an ambitious path to address the significant impacts of climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the incredible natural heritage that makes up this archipelagic country of over 17,000 islands.

The numbers tell a sobering story. According to Indonesia's Third Biennial Update Report submitted to the UNFCCC, a staggering 1.845 Gigaton of CO2 equivalent of national GHG emissions was recorded in 2019. These emissions were driven in large part by land use, Land-Use Change and Forestry including peat fires (55.84%), energy (34.49%), waste (6.52%), and Industrial Processes and Product Use (3.15%). 

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