Jambi Province Government determined to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 million tonnes by 2030. This effort as one of this region’s commitment to reduce global carbon emissions are already very poor.
The move was taken considering the calculation results of the
National Council on Climate Change (DNPI) Jambi contributed by 57
million tons of carbon emissions in 2005. “If there is no attempt to
minimize it, it is feared by 2030 could increase to 74 million tonnes,”
said Arfan, Head of the Jambi Provincial Environment Agency, told Tempo
on Tuesday (13 / 4).
The cause of all that, due to the occurrence of land and forest
fires, forest exploitation and the presence of peatland inappropriate.
On that basis, the local government, among others, will begin its
activities with fire prevention and forest land, peat land management by
using appropriate management and to stop any efforts to manage forests
Special area management peat, with the reclamation of protected
forest peat with a depth of more than three meters, which is in National
Parks Berbak, area totaling 140 thousand hectares and at several other
locations which reached 62 204 thousand hectares more.
Regional Secretary of the Provincial Government of Jambi AM Firdaus
argues, increased economic growth along with increasing population,
would also increase the number and variety of community activities.
In turn can affect the nature and the environment, because of the
activities of society are not infrequently increase the vulnerability,
damage and environmental pollution.
Management of development resources that do not follow the principle
of sustainable management of the environment, among others, can lead to
soil, water and air will continue to be degraded, so that it can lead to
“One of the most prominent environmental issues and to the attention
of the world community. Lately the problem of global warming “he said.
Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen some time ago, the Indonesian
government has launched a carbon emissions reduction of 26-41 percent
until 2020. This course must be translated into national action plans, a
summary action plan for each province.
Jambi Province alone has made strategic moves in the form of an
action plan to reduce emissions through low carbon emission development
The Australian Government has set as one of Jambi Province on the
Indonesian regions as destination areas to develop the forest area. The
goal, to not only make permanent forests sustainably, but also at the
same time help improve the living standard of society.
Australia has expressed its ability to help that desire, ranging from
funds to the development and improvement of human resources. The funds
will be disbursed to 30 million Australian dollars or equivalent to
The choice of Jambi province, because the condition of forests in
this region is still considered relatively good, especially in some
forest areas in national parks, forests and indigenous people’s forest
Jambi Province in this activity will build a dry forest. While other
regions are selected and get help, the province of East Kalimantan,
especially peat forest.
The goal, is a form of government concern for Australia to reduce carbon emissions as the cause of global warming.
Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Bill Farmer, told Tempo, end of
February, in Jambi, admitted if it is really serious to cooperate with
Indonesia in an effort to build a forest.
“We are eager to cooperate on this matter, but we also do not force.
When the government of Indonesia also has the same thoughts and desires,
why not,” Farmer said.
Source: Tempo Online