Alue Dohong, Deputy Minister for the Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, has ambitious plans to break into the world’s top 10 economies this decade. However, alongside these growth efforts, the country faces considerable climate change challenges, with areas of Jakarta expected to be submerged by 2050.
The resource-rich country, home to one of the biggest tropical rainforests in the world, is making efforts to reduce deforestation and land degradation, while exploring the prospects of carbon markets. The government has also pledged to reduce emissions by 29 per cent by 2030, or 41 per cent with international support.
To brief Corporate Members on Indonesia’s sustainability agenda, Asia House will welcome Deputy Minister for the Environment and Forestry, Alue Dohong, for a digital discussion on Tuesday 30 March. The Deputy Minister will outline the country’s COP26 engagement plans and discuss Indonesia’s efforts to tackle climate change in the exclusive briefing, convened as part of the Asia House COP26 Programme.
Alue Dohong was appointed the Deputy Minister for the Environment and Forestry in October 2019, and led Indonesia’s delegation at COP25 in Madrid, Spain. The deputy minister spent nearly two decades of his career working on peatlands management and restoration. Before taking the role of Deputy Minister for Environment and Forestry, he was Deputy of Construction, Operation and Maintenance at Indonesia’s Peatlands Restoration Agency.
This digital briefing is held as part of the Asia House COP26 Programme – a series of events and research activities exploring the business and policy response to climate change in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow this November. Past speakers include Alok Sharma, President Designate of COP26 and Ken O’Flaherty, UK Government’s COP26 Regional Ambassador to Asia Pacific and South Asia.
To register interest in attending this event, which takes place 30 March, 9am UK time, please contact Edward Danks at: firstname.lastname@example.org