Denmark inks huge green co-operation deal with Indonesia

New strategy, which has 86 tracks, aims to promote the UN Global Goals over the next three years 

The government has landed a significant green co-operation agreement with the most populous country in Southeast Asia, Indonesia. 

The 86 initiatives in the deal seek to not only improve relations between Denmark and Indonesia, but promote UN Global Goals.

The foreign minister, Jeppe Kofod, was at hand in Indonesia to sign the agreement with his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi.

“It’s imperative that we act on the fine words and follow up on our promises from COP26,” said Kofod. 

“Denmark does just that with this agreement that particularly promotes Danish-Indonesian co-operation in relation to the green transition and energy effectivisation. The agreement clearly demonstrates how we can implement Danish competencies for the betterment of the global green transition.”

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More vulnerable than most
Indonesia is the world’s fifth largest CO2 emitter and among the most active nations in the world in regards to coal consumption and exports. 

But the country is also among the most vulnerable to climate change, and at COP26 it pledged to become climate-neutral by 2060, or earlier with the aid of the international community. 

The deal includes Denmark providing expertise pertaining to areas such as energy transition, waste management, the circular economy, food and a new regular climate dialogue between the countries. 

Other areas of increased co-operation include maritime safety and anti-terror initiatives.

The new co-operation agreement, here in English, will run from 2021 to 2024.