The Indonesian government is taking part in the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference at COP28 which will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 30 November to 12 December 2023. The issue of water management is one of the issues raised in the forum, as well as being on the agenda for the World Water Forum 10th in Bali in 2024.
Previously, the Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya officially opened the Indonesia Pavilion at COP 28 Dubai Expo, United Arab Emirates. Minister Siti stated that the aim of the activities at the Indonesian Pavilion was to discuss several activities regarding actions related to the energy and waste climate.
She further conveyed that Indonesia has been successfully reducing its deforestation compared to other countries. "Indonesia has also shown its efforts and leadership in the climate sector by significantly reducing total forest and land fires caused by peat fires, namely 16%. "The existing fires no longer result in much cross-border smoke. This is a real achievement and action against climate change and success in preventing large fires," said Minister Siti.
Person in Charge of the Indonesian Pavilion, Agus Justianto, said that the theme of the current Indonesian Pavilion at Dubai COP28 is “It's time to Unite, Act, Deliver Indonesia's Climate Action: Inspiring The World". The theme represents the soft diplomacy of the Indonesian government in establishing strategies and innovations in climate actions.
"The Indonesian Pavilion serves as a promotional event for climate change campaigns carried out by the Indonesian Government together with the stakeholders and as a platform of support for the stakeholders to build ideas, opportunities and networks in terms of climate change resilience," he added.