Indonesian Gov't Urged to Adopt Low-Carbon Economy

A low-carbon economy is an economy where growth of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the use of carbon-based fuels are halted and then significantly reduced.

Published: 30-Jan-2008

Green groups proposed Tuesday the government push the country's transportation, energy and forestry sectors to promote a low-carbon economy.

The three sectors are known as the major contributors of greenhouse gas emissions.

"Indonesia can shift its development concept to the low-carbon model to boost the country's economic growth by emitting less carbon," Fitrian Ardiansyah, the WWF-Indonesia director for climate and energy, told a discussion on developing visions for low carbon economy in Indonesia.


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