Norway Strengthens Green Economy Commitment in Indonesia

Husen Miftahudin    •    Senin, 30 Nov 2015 15:01 WIB
Norway Strengthens Green Economy Commitment in Indonesia
Deforestation in East Kalimantan (Photo; Antara/Widodo S Jusuf), Jakarta: Norway and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed the agreement to continue their support through the development of green economy. 
As part of the agreement, Norway is to contribute in the form of a USD19 million worth of grant, through the Indonesia Green Economy Growth Program (GGGI) conducted by GGGI and the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) since 2013.
"The new agreement reaffirmed the commitment of Norway to partner with GGGI and the stakeholders in Indonesia, to reach a fair and sustainable future of all Indonesian people," said the Director General of GGGI, Yvo de Boer in a written statement in Jakarta, Sunday (11/29/2015).
The agreement will fund the businesses on Phase II to support the green investment at Indonesia's renewable energy sector, special economic zone, forestry and other land utilization sectors.
Moreover, the agreement made it possible for the central government, province and regency to continue the strategy of green economy development they have started all along.
"Recently, many has been affected by the forest and peat fire. Green development has given a perfect solution for the problem," he elaborated.
Meanwhile, the Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia, Stig Traavik said GGGI is to continue the support for Indonesian government in all levels to develop and apply the cross-sector plan for green economic development.
"The sectors are energy, special economic zone, forest and land based mitigation, as well as the support for the government parties to conduct a systematic approach to support green investment," concluded Traavik.


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