Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) opens the plenary session of the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta on Sept. 5, 2023. (AFP/Willy Kurniawan/Pool)
ASEAN leaders have issued a joint statement on climate change and a regional carbon reduction strategy which outline each member state’s commitment as well as their collective attempts in the region in fighting the global climate crisis.
Civil representatives, however, are dissatisfied with the statement and strategy due to the limited civil participation in the climate efforts, warning the bloc not to be swayed by false solutions to the climate crisis.
ASEAN issued the statement in Jakarta amid the high-level summit between leaders of member states and dialogue partners, surrounded by the venue’s artificial tropical jungle decorations and the thick pollution blanketing the Indonesian capital.
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A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
The Jakarta Post
● Thu, September 7, 2023
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