Glasgow, 5 November 2021 (TDI): The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo attended the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). It is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference and is in progress in Glasgow, Scotland.
Whilst speaking at the Summit, Joko Widodo underscored the need for global solidarity to deal with Climate Change. Climate Change is a real threat to global prosperity and development.
President Joko Widodo pledged a contribution to tackle Climate Change on his country’s behalf. He highlighted that in the last 20 years deforestation has decreased in Indonesia and forest fires reduced by 82% in 2020.
Indonesia is also working on the rehabilitation of Mangrove Forests. It has rehabilitated critical land from 2010 to 2019. The country aims to develop an electric car ecosystem and solar power plants; to utilize renewable energy.
Nevertheless, the aforementioned measures are not sufficient. Indonesia needs support and contribution from developed countries. Joko Widodo reiterated that it is imperative to ascertain the contribution the developed countries are willing to make.
Indonesia is an archipelagic country. Rising sea levels because of Global Warming and Climate Change are a threat to the country. According to the prediction of experts, the country will experience increased temperatures in the coming years.
Indonesia is susceptible to Climate Change because of its high population density, particularly in the coastal areas. Rainfall patterns are also changing.
Economically, it is dependent on natural resources. However, with the increase of natural disasters due to Climate Change, the country has become increasingly vulnerable.