Jakarta (ANTARA) – Head of Kadin Net Zero Hub Dharsono Hartono is optimistic that Indonesia can become a carbon market leader, especially in the ASEAN region, as an effort to minimize the impact of climate change.
“The carbon market in Indonesia must have international standards and be traded domestically and internationally,” said Dharsono on the sidelines of the Sustainable Action for Future Economy (SAFE) activities in Jakarta, Tuesday.
According to Dharsono, government-private collaboration has the potential to create more projects traded on the domestic carbon market and increase the competitiveness of local companies in the global market.
Dharsono added that the carbon market could also have an impact on reducing emissions in Indonesia.
Dharsono explained that Kadin Net Zero Hub helps private companies to be more competitive by providing training such as how to calculate carbon footprints and a commitment to reduce emissions to become a net zero company with international standards.
Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI).
“A total of 70 companies have registered in the Kadin Net Zero Hub program,” he said.
The Kadin Net Zero Hub initiative is a national private sector forum for exchanging knowledge and information, broadening horizons in order to create a low-emission ecosystem in Indonesia.
“It is hoped that private companies in Indonesia can be proactive in reducing emissions so that the products produced will be competitive,” he said.
As for the challenges faced, said Dharsono, all parties must be ready to collaborate and transparently show that Indonesian company products have international standards, have correct governance, so that they are recognized by the global market.
“Collaboration can have a positive impact on the environment and even improve the welfare of society,” he said.
Source: ANTARA News