Indonesia ‘commited to green goals’

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Indonesia ‘commited to green goals’

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The Indonesian Government has pledged to work with companies towards sustainable development.

The commitment was made at the 2015 Indonesia Green Infrastructure Summit last week.

Suryo Bambang Sulisto, Chair of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce said: “We in the private sector fully support the development goals for green infrastructure.

Policymakers from President Joko Widodo’s government took part in the conference, alongside key industry players from Indonesia and overseas.

The topics discussed included: spatial planning and land use, efforts for 35,000MW of sustainable power generation and support for Indonesia as a global maritime powerhouse.

“The challenge to meet the government’s infrastructure goals is enormous and will require the full partnership of and investments from the private sector, domestic and international as well as the participation of multilateral organisations.”

The Indonesia Investment Co-ordinating Board estimates the potential for green infrastructure for foreign and domestic investors will increase by around 20% by 2019.

Foreign investors contributed $26.81 billion (£17.38bn) between 2010 and 2014.

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