10 Dec The Straits Times: Is Indonesia Reneging on its COP26 Commitment?
Indonesia was ranked the world’s eighth-largest greenhouse gas emitter by the World Resources Institute, in a study before the pandemic. Agriculture, forestry and other land use make up around half of its emissions.
So when Indonesia joined more than 100 countries in a global commitment to end deforestation at last month’s United Nations climate conference, the COP26, it was a large and noted step forward.
Simon Tay is associate professor at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law and chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). Siti Bazilah and Aaron Choo are, respectively, senior executive of policy and media (sustainability) and senior assistant director of special projects and sustainability at the SIIA.
This article was first published in The Straits Times on 9 December 2021.