Jokowi to invite G20 leaders to visit Bali mangrove conservation area

03-Dec-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will invite G20 leaders to visit mangrove conservation areas in Bali during the 2022 G20 Summit.

The head of state is keen to showcase Indonesia’s commitment to restoring and rehabilitating mangrove forests to address the problem of climate change and its impacts.

“I think that commitment is what we will show concretely, as seen in practice. We will invite all 20 heads of state here later,” Jokowi remarked after a visit to the mangrove conservation forest in Bali, as seen from the Presidential Secretariat YouTube channel on Thursday.

“This will demonstrate our commitment to restoring and rehabilitating mangrove forests and restoring peat forests and critical land in our country,” he further elaborated.

Mangrove forests are areas that absorb and store carbon emissions, so that they can reduce the level of global warming.

Moreover, the president will review other infrastructure on Thursday, such as the road for pedestrians, bridges, and several locations in the Nusa Dua area, Bali, where the G20 Summit will be held. The president is keen to directly review the locations to be visited by G20 leaders during the summit.

G20 is a global forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union, to be held from December 1, 2021, to November 30, 2022. Indonesia will hold the G20 Presidency, a forum making up 80 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 75 percent of the world’s exports.

President Jokowi pointed to Indonesia being home to over 20 percent of the world’s total mangrove area, reaching 3.3 million hectares, which is the largest in the world. He delivered the statement at the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, on October 30-31 2021.

Among the officials involved in reviewing the infrastructure are Environment and Forestry minister Siti Nurbaya, Public Works and Public Housing minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Transportation minister Budi Karya Sumadi, State Secretary minister Pratikno, and other related officials.


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