Indonesia introduces 'school of climate change' program to reduce emission
Xinhua, September 25, 2013
Indonesia is introducing the " school of climate change" aimed at speeding up efforts in reducing emission in the country, a senior official from the environment ministry said Tuesday. "The aim of the school of climate change'is to provide a forum to build up the capacity of decision makers in environment preservation issue. This program is essential to encourage and remind them of the importance of environment and climate change factors that should be integrated in their considerations process before issuing final decision both in state institutions and in the business world," Environment Damage Control and Climate Change Deputy Minister in the environment ministry Arief Yuwono said in a session to introduce the program.
He said that the program was initiated by the environment ministry in cooperation with the House of Change, an education institution led by a prominent educator Rhenald kasali.
Yuwono added that such an education program was now crucially important for Indonesia due to its geographical position that makes the world's largest archipelago country prone from the impacts of climate change.
He said that Indonesia has already experienced the impacts of climate change in the last few years, including rising temperature, changing of rain season period, the shifting period of dry to rain seasons and the rising of sea surface level, among others.