President Jokowi urges practical climate change measures

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President Joko Widodo
President Jokowi at the opening ceremony of the 144th Session of the Assembly of The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Related Meetings in Bali, Sunday (3/20/2022). Photo: BPMI SETPRES

Bali, IO – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed his hope that Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) country authorities can develop policies and more concrete ways to fight climate change. The President conveyed this at the opening of the 144th Session of the Assembly of The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Related Meetings held at Mangupura Hall, Bali International Convention Center (BICC), Badung Regency, Bali, Sunday (3/20/2022). 

The President said that while the climate change issue is often discussed and accepted as legitimate in global meetings, no concrete actions have been taken. “For example, energy transition from fossil to new renewable energy, from coal to renewable energy. It seems easy, but in practice, it is very challenging to implement, especially for developing countries,” he added. 

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Jokowi mentioned three areas that require further action. “Climate funding must be completed immediately. The second is investments in renewable energy. The third is related to technology transfer. If these are not taken seriously and meaningful actions taken, I’m pessimistic we can resolve the climate change issue,” he explained.