Indonesia to Showcase Mangrove Forest and Nurseries in Bali to G20 Leaders
Indonesia is going use the G20 presidency to strengthen world solidarity in tackling climate change. Indonesia will also show its strong and concrete commitment to solve the issue in front of the G20 members. This sentiment was expressed by President Joko Widodo during his visit to Mangrove Conservation Forest, in Pemogan, Denpasar City, Bali on Thursday (2/12/2021).
"This is a place that we want to show, namely mangrove forests with mangrove nurseries. We will later show that Indonesia has a strong commitment to (solve) climate change," said President Jokowi, as quoted from Cabinet Secretariat (2/12/2021).
President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo visit the
Mangrove Conservation Forest, in Pemogan, South Denpasar, Denpasar City,
Thursday (02/12/2021). (Photo:
BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)
This mangrove forest is one of the places that will be shown to the leaders of the G20 countries during the next G20 Summit in which will be held in Bali.
"This will be shown later, that we are serious about restoring mangrove forests, rehabilitating mangrove forests, restoring peat forests, and restoring critical lands in our country. I think that commitment is what we want to show concretely, in real terms on the ground," said the Indonesian Head of State.
Previously, on various occasions, the President Jokowi has emphasized the government's commitment to continue to restore and protect mangrove forests, both through the Ministry of Environment & Forestry and the Peat and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM).
"We will continue to carry out mangrove rehabilitation, both by BRGM and also by the Ministry of Environment & Forestry. Our target in 2021 is approximately 34 thousand hectares throughout the country," said the President after planting mangroves with the community, in Cilacap Regency, Central Java, last September.
Not only in Cilacap, in the same month, the Head of State also carried out similar activities in a number of areas in the country, including in Bengkalis Regency, Riau and Batam City, as well as Riau Islands.
Then in October, President Jokowi again planted mangroves, this time in Tana Tidung Regency, North Kalimantan. On that occasion the Head of State invited a number of ambassadors from friendly countries.
Additionally, during the historic COP26 Summit on Climate Change in Glasgow last November, President Jokowi expressed Indonesia's commitment to rehabilitate 600,000 ha of mangrove forest.