Combating marine debris and promoting renewable energy solutions
Danish support for combating marine debris was discussed when Casper Klynge, Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, met with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, on 7 February 2017.
Creating public awareness is, according to the Danish Embassy, a key area for cooperation between the two countries. The challenges arising from marine debris are significant both to physical health of people, marine environment and the fishing and tourism industries in Indonesia.
As an effort to raise awareness the Danish Embassy will host a seminar on ‘Zero Waste to Ocean’ in Bali on 22 February 2017 together with R.O.L.E Foundation, an organization that works to teach islands and coastal communities about sustainable lifestyle and business by constructing and implementing waste management infrastructure and protecting coastal environments.
The meeting also focused on solutions for renewable energy in Indonesia. During the meeting Minister Luhut was given a picture of the updated wind map of Indonesia. The map shows how wind energy resources can be used to assist Indonesia in reaching its 35GW target by 2019 as well as achieving its emission reduction target of 29% by 2030. With the existing wind projects being developed, Indonesia is well on the way to building a competitive market for wind energy that will benefit the Indonesian economy for the future.
See also: Danish waste delegation in Indonesia