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Carbon emissions still high, Govt predicts temperature to rise 4 degrees in 10 years

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Jakarta, IO – The Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry predicts hot weather in Indonesia will increase by up to 4 degrees Celsius within 10 years.

Agus Tjahajana Wirakusumah, ESDM Ministry special staff for the acceleration of industrial development, said one of the reasons behind this rise in temperature is the increasing carbon (CO2) emissions in Indonesia, reported CNBC Indonesia, Thursday (11/5).

Agus said the transportation sector is one of the highest contributors to carbon emissions, contributing up to 23 percent. “If nothing is done about this, within 10 years the temperature is projected to rise by 4 degrees,” he said.

Reducing carbon emissions is currently one of Indonesia’s major focuses in line with the government’s energy transition drive. Based on the ESDM Ministry data, the realization of CO2 reduction has reached 91.5 million tons in 2022, up by 30.71 percent compared to the previous year.

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The Ministry said that this achievement was made possible through a number of mitigation actions including the implementation of new renewable energy (EBT). Through this effort, the government has set the target to reduce carbon emissions by 116 million tons in 2023. (un)

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