Indonesia pledges to cut emissions 29 percent by 2030

3 September 2015

Indonesia will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent by 2030, the environment and forestry minister announced yesterday.

The commitment is a revision of the previous target, established in 2009, to curb emissions by 26 percent by 2020 over “business as usual” levels.

Indonesia is a leading carbon polluter, but unlike the U.S. and China, most of its emissions come from forest destruction and degradation of peatlands, a marshy material that stores huge amounts of carbon.

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