As the world approaches the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Asia House welcomed Alue Dohong, Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for the Environment and Forestry, to share his insights on how Southeast Asia’s biggest economy is tackling climate change.
Dohong discussed the country’s climate ambitions and achievements ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, as well as outlining the challenges to meeting its climate goals. Speaking from Jakarta, he also touched on the progress and green credentials of Indonesia’s new capital on Borneo island, and emerging opportunities for green investments.
Asia House Corporate Members dialled-in from around the world to take part in the dialogue, and asked a broad range of questions, including on frameworks to support institutional investors in forestry and energy transition, and issues Indonesia seeks to highlight at the COP26 summit.
The deputy minister was also questioned on Indonesia’s green aspirations for the new capital, ways in which green investments and agribusiness could contribute to Indonesia achieving its NDCs, and the supply chain transparency in the palm oil sector.
The briefing was convened for Asia House Corporate Members as part of the Asia House COP26 Programme – a series of briefings and research activities exploring the business and policy response to climate change ahead of the Glasgow conference in November 2021.
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