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COP24: Indonesia Promotes Low-carbon Development Initiative

Indonesia’s real GDP growth is projected at 5.2% this year and 2019, a notch higher than 2017 (World Bank). Jakarta night scene. Courtesy of World Bank via Flickr.

December 14, 2018

By Irena Pretika

This report was first broadcast by Metro TV on December 11, 2018

The Indonesian government at this year’s United Nations climate change summit promoted low-carbon development as a new initiative to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. This initiative will allow the country’s economic growth to reach between 5 to 6 percent a year, according to officials.

Several projects have been planned on the increasing use of power sources from renewable energy. To date, the Indonesian government is drafting the Energy Bill to speed up the implementation of renewable energy development in the country.

Metro TV’s Irena Pretika has this report.

This story was supported by the 2018 Climate Change Media Partnership, a collaboration between Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Foundation.

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