Kadin Prepares ‘Green’ Industrial Development Map

Kadin Prepares 'Green' Industrial Development MapThe Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) in cooperation with the National Council on Climate Change prepared a roadmap for developing 'green' industries, to be brought to the Mexican climate conference.

It was stated by Vice Chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) of Industry, Research and Technology, Rachmat Gobel, in Jakarta on Tuesday after a seminar on technology and green industry held by Yayasan Matsushita Gobel Foundation.

"Kadin with the DNPI (National Council on Climate Change) will make a roadmap as input to the government on what needs to be done to reduce CO2 emissions by 26% by 2020," he said.

He said the government needs to submit its action plan in reducing CO2 emissions at a climate change conference in Mexico to be held in November or December this year.

"Kadin, among others, will request the concept of environmentally friendly products in the Indonesian National Standard for products made or imported into Indonesia, a good product," he said.

In addition, Rachmat continued, Kadin will encourage the government to selectively choose incoming investment, with criteria of environmentally friendly industries. No, just an investment with the goal of creating jobs.

"Thus, the world can see the seriousness of the Government of Indonesia fulfilling its commitment to 26% CO2 emission reduction by 2020," he said.

It also encourages the increasing competitiveness of Indonesian manufactured products in the international market because it has implemented technology, productivity, and environmentally friendly industries.

Meanwhile, DNPI Daily Chairman Rachmat Witoelar said Indonesia's CO2 emissions will increase from 1.72Gton in 2000 to 2.95 Gton by 2020. The industrial sector is the third largest contributor of CO2 emissions, after forestry and peatland, as well as transportation .

From the industry side, President Director of PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM), Johnny Darmawan, said the automotive industry especially Toyota has implemented the concept of 'green' industry, from research, production, to logistics.

"Principally we always follow any regulations applied by the government," he said.Nevertheless, the Director of PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) hopes to have clear policies, road maps and targets from the government on green industry development.

"It will make us easy to understand and do it, besides need more socialization about the concept of green industry," he said. (ant / bun)

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