Saturday, 18 November 2017 | 19:20 WIB

Environment Minister Speaking at UNFCCC: Global Peatland Governance is Very Important

The Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya.

BONN, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya said it needs a global agreement on the sharing of experience and funding for peat governance.

"In Indonesia the peat area reaches more than 20 million hectares (ha), in the Democratic Republic of Congo the peat area is 14 million ha so the world does consider global peatlands governance very important," said Siti at the Indonesian Pavilion at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) of UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany, according to Antara from the conference area, Tuesday (11/14/2017).

According to Siti Nurbaya, the world of peat has great influence because it can reduce emissions if managed well, so globally, firstly, it is necessary to have agreement to make peat governance, but in the sense of sharing knowledge, raising the understanding of peat values globally.

Second, studying each other's pressures on peat in each country and ways to solve them, how the institutions are formed and so on. The third is jointly doing international development in the sense of technology and knowledge transfer.

Finally, she said global cooperation for peat hopefully could lead to financial support for peat governance as well as technical knowledge.

According to Minister Siti, the experience towards Indonesian peat is very good and should be studied. Because in the world peatland has a big influence, ability to reduce emissions if managed properly, then it is necessary for international cooperation to exist.