The world is currently faced with climate problems, emissions are still increasing and climate action has not shown concrete results. The support from all parties is needed for real action against it, especially the politicians in the legislative. This was expressed by Mahawan Karuniasa, Chair of the Indonesia APIK Network at the discussion on Millennial voices for Climate Change, on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
Based on the report of the UN Environment Program 2019, up to 2018, global emissions continued to increase, reaching 55 Giga tons, while in 2017 it was at the 53 Giga tons. In fact, to achieve the target of below 2 degrees Celsius, the maximum global emission is 41 Giga tons by 2030, or even below 25 Giga tons if the earth’s surface temperature is expected not to rise more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Delegates from all over the world will be present in Madrid for the 25th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25). The conference will open on 2 December and finish on 13 December 2019. One of the main agendas is finalizing the guidelines for implementing the Paris Agreement. Along with efforts to reduce regulatory complications, in the national context, the Climate Change Law needs to be a discourse. It can be considered as an instrument to ensure all levels of society have a good and healthy living environment in accordance with the mandate of the constitution, concluded Mahawan.
Press Release - Parliament Needs to Consider the Climate Change Law
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