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Indonesia should work jointly through cooperation for better future

National Development Planning Minister/ National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Head Suharso Monoarfa during a national webinar on circular economy to support green economy and low-carbon development held virtually in Jakarta on Monday (25/1/2021). ANTARA/HO-Bappenas/am.


Jakarta (ANTARA) – National Development Planning Minister/ National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) Head Suharso Monoarfa called for Indonesia to work closely through international cooperation, public-private partnerships, and cross-sectoral integration for a brighter future.

“We must ensure that low-carbon, green growth development strategies are mainstreamed in our economic recovery stimulus package,” Monoarfa noted in a statement in Jakarta on Thursday.

The statement was made at a pre P4G Summit 2021 webinar in Jakarta on Tuesday (Feb 23).

The webinar titled “Accelerating P4G Partnerships and Indonesian Leadership on Green Growth and Global Goals 2030” was jointly organized by Indonesia’s leading think tank — the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) — and the Korean Embassy in Jakarta in cooperation with the Bappenas, Embassy of Denmark, and P4G Global Hub.

The webinar featuring three ministers from Indonesia, Denmark, and South Korea; diplomats; scholars; government officials; businesspersons; and non-governmental organizations drew 530 participants from across the globe.

The international webinar was a pre-event of the Second P4G Summit 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. The summit will be held on May 30-31, 2021. The First P4G Summit was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2018.

“Through the engagement and cooperation of the private sector, government, and civil society organizations, we hope P4G would become the world’s leading forum for developing concrete and innovative public-private partnerships at scale to achieve green, climate-resilient, and inclusive economic growth,” the minister stated.

“At this pandemic-induced crossroads, I expect Indonesia to show its strong leadership in building back better, greener, and more inclusive through the P4G by engaging all stakeholders,” Environment Minister of the Republic of Korea H.E Jeoung-Ae Han emphasized.

Korea looks forward to the role of P4G that brings together various countries, businesses, and civil societies from several continents.

The very essence of P4G is to foster partnerships that will have tangible impacts on the market and can be broadly applied in different parts of the world in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and under the efforts to achieve the SDGs.

“The webinar aims to: (1) Strengthen the momentum for the National Platform launch in Indonesia in February 2020 (2) Promote the 2021 P4G Summit and opportunities to showcase and accelerate P4G partnerships and Indonesian leadership on green growth (3)Showcase the P4G impact model and accelerate key P4G partnerships,” Executive Director of CSEAS, Indonesia, Arisman stated.

Arisman is optimistic that this event would aid in identifying opportunities and obstacles faced and suggesting innovative solutions in terms of accelerating P4G partnerships and Indonesian leadership on green growth and achieving SDGs, especially Goal 2 – Zero Hunger, Goal 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 – Affordable & Clean Energy, Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities & Communities, and Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.

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