Similar to other countries, Norway is attempting to create community with less emissions. As a developed country, it is also responsible and lead to reduce domestic emissions. Therefore, after determining various objectives and getting supports from major Parliament, Norway is determined to realize neutral carbon in the year 2030.
That was delivered by Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Eivind S. Homme in front of UGM students, in a guest lecture at Multimedia Room, Tuesday (19/4). Eivind explained in detail about various international initiative programs of Norway dealing with climate and forest and partnership with Indonesia. He said that Norwegian international scheme tries to help developing countries and give incentives related to many programs in forestry and climate.
Related to these efforts, Eivind Homme revealed that Norwegian government supports Indonesia’s effort to prepare the implementation of REDD (Reduction of Emission from Deforestation and Land Degradation). The support is conveyed in LOI (Letter of Intent) which is signed by both countries while Review Panel of Norwegian Government always evaluates the advancement achieved by Indonesia in greenhouse gas emission reduction as much as 26 + 15 % in the year 2020. “Climate change needs many actions. Towards the condition of low carbon, we need to do many approaches and design strategy of development,” Eivind Homme said.
The Norway Ambassador was very happy with Indonesia’s commitment to reduce emission in year 2020. Related to the global commitment, Norway even donated USD$ 1 billion to help realizing the will. “This is a part of wider strategic partnership involving energy cooperation, human rights, trade and economy and global climate policy,” he said.
For the success of the program, Eivind Homme expected input from academicians, especially from UGM which is assessed as having wide experience in forestry, climate, international reputation and network. “The process needs tight cooperation among government, civilians, private sector and academicians in the future. Interaction between domestic and international players with many dimensions is also needed,” he said.