COP 18/CMP 8 UNFCCC Doha, Qatar

UNFCCC COP 8 18/CMP Doha, Qatar 26 November to 7 December 2012.


"Indonesia expects to all countries to sign the Kyoto Protocol second commitment period".

The continuing of the commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol is one of the important agenda of the annual climate change conference to be held in Doha, Qatar, on 26 November to 7 December 2012.


The Kyoto Protocol is a global agreement under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), which set emission reduction efforts by countries classified as industrialized countries and which have resulted in emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, causing climate change. The end of the first commitment period in this year is expected to be followed by an agreement on the second commitment period in which developed countries would declare its willingness to sign. Some countries have expressed will not be binding to the second commitment period. Nevertheless, Indonesia hopes this second phase of the Kyoto Protocol will be effective as of January 1, 2013.


Agenda


According to the Head of Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia, Rachmat Witoelar, said that the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol-related agenda includes discussing the length of the second commitment period, which until now has not reached an agreement. Some countries have expectation until 2020, given the new global regime that will govern the response to climate change is planned to be effective in 2020. However, some countries want a shorter commitment period that significantly to reduce emission so that the negative impacts of climate change can be avoided. "Indonesia expects developed countries to show leadership in the effort to save the earth from the ravages of climate change which is already increasing. Although as a developing country, Indonesia has taken important initiatives in efforts to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change, "said Rachmat Witoelar, who is also President of the Special Representative for Climate Change Control.


In addition related to agenda Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC COP18/CMP8 in Doha is expected to be complete discussion of the Bali Action Plan which consists of an increase in the action agenda on climate change mitigation as developed and developing countries, adaptation in developing countries and vulnerable, as well as the provision of finance and investment, technology and capacity building for developing countries. Bali Action Plan Agendawhich has produced by COP 13 in 2007 in Indonesia during this discussed among the Ad-hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) which is mandated to be ending in Doha.


According to Rachmat Witoelar, another important agenda that will be highlighted in the meeting in Doha is a continuation of the discussion on a new global regime targeted to finalize the deal in 2015. Agenda is the result of last year's decision of the COP in Durban and has started work in earlier of this year. The discussion took place in the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP).


Indonesia GCF Members


One issue related to the Bali Action Plan that will be raised in Doha is the demand for the realization of commitments by developed countries to provide long-term financing (long-term finance) of U.S. $ 100 billion per year until the year 2020 that has been declared in Copenhagen  in late 2009. The facility to manage the fund was established, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), but until now there has been no clear statement of the developed countries began when, and through what mechanisms they will channel these funds.

Secretary of DNPI Funding Working Group, Suzanty Sitorus, said Indonesia has been a member of the Board of the Green Climate Fund work for the first 3 years. Indonesia's representative at the GCF Board is Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Head of Fiscal Policy Office Ministry of Finance. In addition, Indonesia will be a member of the Standing Committee on Finance from September 2013 to 2015. Indonesia also contributed positively to the UNFCCC negotiation process particularly on the issue funding of Indonesia through the election of members of the Indonesian delegation to lead the funding negotiation sessions. Through active participation in the UNFCCC process and also membership in the funding entities, Indonesia has been fighting for funding for climate change mitigation efforts in developing countries can be mobilized from various sources effectively in adequate amounts and predictable amount of flow.


Supporting activities


In a series events of COP 18 / CMP 8 Indonesia will host some of the activities described efforts in mitigating and adapting to climate change, the Indonesia Climate Change Day & Exhibition on December, 1 and December, 2 and Side Event on December, 5.


Indonesia Climate Change Day begins on December 1, 2012 with a series of seminars and workshops at La Cigale Hotel that will address the scientific basis of climate change policies and programs, as well as the challenges and opportunities in tackling climate change, especially in Indonesia with the theme "The Business Response to the Challenges and Opportunities of Climate Change in Indonesia ". On December, 1 and 2, 2012 at the same place will be held an exhibition enriched by the appearance of green products and culinary Indonesia to strengthen cultural diplomacy in the international sphere.


Side event on December 5, 2012 entitled "Indonesia's 15 Years Contribution to Combat Climate Change: Reducing Deforestation". On this occasion, the speaker of the FAO will present the status of forests in the world, while the Ministry of Forestry will present REDD + activities and the National Forest Monitoring System, among others, demonstrate real reductions of deforestation in Indonesia.

 

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