Indonesia to cut emissions by 29 percent in 2030

A commuter bus running on diesel fuel emits thick trail of pollutants in Jakarta on December 7, 2009Indonesia has unveiled an ambitious new target for reducing carbon emissions, promising to slash its greenhouse gas output by 29 percent by 2030, the government said Wednesday. The increased commitment by one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters will be officially submitted to the United Nations later this month ahead of a major climate change summit in December. “We have reached the decision to reduce (emissions) by 29 percent by 2030,” environment and forestry minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar told reporters.

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