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Indonesia And Vietnam Are In Accordance With Net Zero Commitments In The 144th IPU

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The Indonesian parliament convinced parliamentary delegates from other countries to continue monitoring the net-zero implementation. The IPU delegation from Vietnam also expressed support through presentations regarding the efforts that must be made to immediately achieve the net-zero commitment.

Climate-related issues are very important global issues because they involve the safety of the world and the survival of human life. Climate change that turns into a global emergency will be a threat to many lives.

At the 26th Climate Conference or COP26 in the UK, which was also attended by Indonesia, 90% of countries stated that they would achieve net zero emissions, as mandated by the 2015 Paris Agreement. zero then it must be guarded by the government and parliament.

In addition, any regulations made must cover matters of transparency, accountability, inclusivity, and must pay attention to any impact on the community on the net-zero project.

To note, COP26 stands for the 26th Conference of the Parties or is defined as the Meeting of the Parties. In 2021, COP26 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. In COP26, an evaluation of the results of the Paris Accord or the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement was carried out.

Apparently, in line with Indonesia, Vietnam proposed five steps to achieve the net zero target in the plenary meeting of the IPU General Assembly which took place in Nusa Dua Bali.

The Chairman of the Vietnamese Delegation to IPU-144, Vu Hai H, said that first the parliaments of countries should ask the government to carry out stronger and more effective climate change adaptation policies in line with the Paris Agreement and build a roadmap for the realization of the net-zero targets carried out. at the 26th Climate Change Conference (COP26) and intensify oversight of the implementation of sustainable development goals, in particular Goal 13 of Climate Action.

Second, the parliament must strengthen cooperation on the basis of justice and responsibility, taking into account the capacities and conditions of each country, especially the cooperation between parliament members of the IPU. The IPU and international organizations are expected to pool resources, share experiences and provide technical and financial assistance.

Third, parliaments need to support law-making, review, amend laws and allocate budgets to ensure the realization of their country’s climate commitments, GHG emission reductions and net-zero targets according to the capacity and level of development in each country. .

Fourth, the IPU should work with the United Nations on Climate Change to establish oversight mechanisms and share information, experiences and efficient models for implementing commitments.

While fifth, parliamentarians need to uphold their role in liaising with the public and raising public and business awareness about the opportunities and long-term benefits of engaging in global GHG reduction initiatives; encourage the development of public-private partnerships, and promote enterprise effort and creativity as well as community support and action.

Indonesia, together with Vietnam and other IPU member countries, also hope to receive support and cooperation from international partners regarding programs, investment projects for climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

The delegates to the 144th IPU Bali, expressed their commitment to being able to oversee the decisions of the trial results, so that implementation in the field can be realized.

(Marie Apituley – Political Economy Observer / Program Director of One of the Eastern Indonesia Community Radios)

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