Jambi Decrease 70 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions

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 sustainably.
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 environmental disaster.
“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 concept.
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 Rp250 billion.
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 parks.
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