KLHK invites G20 EDM-CSWG Delegates to Cycle during Car Free Day in Jakarta

Jakarta, 19 June 2022 – Several Delegates of the G20 Environment Deputies Meeting and Climate Sustainability Working group (2nd EDM-CSWG) took part in the side event “Family Bike” during Car Free Day (CFD) in Jakarta, on 19 June 2022. They cycled in the morning from Shangri-La Hotel to Bundaran HI, and took a break at Suropati Park.

Director-General of Pollution and Environmental Damage Control (PPKL) of the Ministry for Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Sigit Reliantoro who is also a Co-Chair of EDM-CSWG Meeting said that the side event “family bike” is part of the opening of EDM-CSWG meeting in Jakarta.

“This activity is also one of our efforts to promote that Jakarta already has public facilities to support climate change control through cycling. We [KLHK] together with the Bike to Work community invites the delegates to enjoy Jakarta while exercising,” explained Sigit.

“Hopefully, the cool [morning] breeze will make us more connected, so that discussions and negotiations will be smooth and relaxed, and will generate a better follow-up meeting,” Sigit said at Suropati Park.

After being successfully held in Yogyakarta last March, the 2nd EDM-CSWG will be held in Jakarta on 20-22 June 2022. This second meeting will be attended by 186 delegates from G20 member countries, 5 invited countries, 1 observer country, and 5 international organizations.

The EDM-CSWG agenda has strategic role for Indonesia in the G20 Forum to show the world Indonesia’s commitment for environmental management and sustainable climate change control.

The EDM-CSWG at Indonesia’s G20 Presidency raises 3 priority issues that will be the focus of discussion at each meeting. The 3 issues are:

(1) Supporting more sustainable recovery;

(2) enhancing land-and sea-based actions to support environmental protection and climate change control objectives; and

(3) enhancing resource mobilization to support environmental protection and climate change control objectives.

The 3 priority issues and main missions of EDM-CSWG will be discussed and formulated to become a joint commitment through the adoption of a Communiqué on Environment and Climate Change as the main document of the results of the meeting. This Communiqué is planned to be adopted at the Ministerial Level Meeting to be held on 31 August 2022 in Bali, Indonesia.

The 2nd EDM-CSWG will discuss the Building Blocks for EDM-CSWG Ministerial Joint Communique. The Environment Deputies Meeting will discuss (EDM) several topics, such as Land Degradation, Halting Biodiversity Loss, Integrated and Sustainable Water Management, Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy, Marine Litter, Ocean Conservation, and Sustainable Finance.

Then, the Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) will discuss 3 studies, namely: (1) The role of mitigation-adaptation co-benefits to create a more resilient future for all; (2) Acceleration of NDC Implementation and sustainable transition towards a low GHG emissions future and climate resilience through the implementation of carbon economic value; and (3) strengthen actions and partnerships for sustainable marine initiatives.

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