On P20, a series of events of the 8th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20), which will be officially opened tomorrow, Thursday, 6 October, the chairman of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia Dr. (H.C) Puan Maharani expressed the hope that P20 could create an agenda that could strengthen each country’s ability to respond to and deal with various global problems.
She asserted that now is the time for world countries to take action in order to lower emissions globally, quicken the transition to renewable energy sources, and undertake financial assistance and technology transfers for developing countries.
“Extreme weather, droughts, floods, and other natural disasters occur more frequently and one after another. The degree of global warming has risen to 1.1 Celsius. We need to act with urgency,” said Puan during her speech at the Parliamentary Forum in the Context of the G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20), which was held at the Nusantara II Building DPR RI, Senayan, Jakarta, Wednesday, on 5 October 2022.
According to Puan, the world has to develop people-centered climate change mitigation. “Building awareness and a commitment to preserve and support nature and the environment is the first step in people-centered mitigation. The next stage involves a common will in building a world order of industrial ecosystems and an environment-friendly economy,” she explained.
Puan said that it was important to change human mentality so that we stopped simply taking from nature but also helped it go back to a healthy ecosystem. The ability to tackle the root issues also requires realistic and real cooperation between nations and countries.
“That is managing the global economic competition and industry that can contribute to the environmental recovery. Industry must be able to help nature recover as well as take from it. A systematic and massive mitigation recovery program,” said Puan.
In order to strengthen international parliamentary cooperation for climate change adaptation and mitigation, parliament must also become increasingly aware of its strategic role. The issue, according to Puan, became a common concern, including at the 144th IPU General Assembly Session, which took place in Bali in March.
In fulfilling the mandate of the international parliamentary forum, the Indonesian House of Representatives, she continued, has taken concrete steps to support climate change mitigation and adaptation by strengthening sustainable development and a green economy.
This concrete step was realized by proposing the New Energy and Renewable Energy Bill (RUU EBET) as an initiative proposed by the DPR RI. In addition, the DPR RI complex will begin utilizing solar cells to supply 25% of the building’s electricity needs. Finally, Puan hoped that the highly strategic P20 meeting could result in concrete commitments and actions for mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
Additionally, it is connected to the intricacy of global issues that necessitate collaboration between all parties, not just the government, but also the parliament, business community, academic community, and civil society. “Hopefully, the P20 Inter-parliamentary Forum’s discussion today on the role of parliament in promoting multilateralism in the twenty-first century and addressing climate change will result in a useful common agenda.