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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