Indonesia has invited European countries to cooperate in the green economy sector to support energy transition programs and achieve the targets of lowering carbon emissions.
Speaking at the 2023 Indonesia-Europe Business Forum (IEBF) in Jakarta, recently, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pahala Nugraha Mansury, said, “I believe that Indonesia and Europe share the same view on how to advance energy transition and the green economy. We also see plenty of opportunities to cooperate in the blue economy sector in certain regions and countries.”
The Indonesian government has been promoting the adoption of new economies with the objective of helping the country succeed in switching to renewable energy, developing more vaccines, and creating a suitable ecosystem for electric vehicles, “he said.
“By implementing programs aimed at developing new economies, especially the green economy, Indonesia seeks to enhance its capacity not only in the use of renewable energy, but also in the development of vaccines and creation of an ecosystem for electric vehicles,” he said. He also emphasised on Indonesia’s vision of establishing a cluster of green industries to connect new and renewable energy resources.
He pointed out that the Indonesian government has made energy transition one of its priorities, adding that Indonesia is striving to lower carbon emissions by 32 percent through unilateral measures by 2030 and by 43 percent in collaboration with international parties.
He said that Indonesia is optimistic of achieving the net-zero emissions target earlier than 2060. “The Indonesian government has invited European business actors to establish cooperation in developing an ecosystem for the production of electric vehicle batteries and developing alternative energy resources, such as biofuel and green hydrogen,” he said.
The 2023 IEBF, which was attended by at least 300 participants, aimed to be a platform for Indonesia and European countries to solidify their business partnerships. At the forum, participants focused on exploring cooperation opportunities in five priority sectors, namely health infrastructure, machine and electronics, creative industry, energy transition, and digital economy.