Indonesian president meets UN climate change special advisor Soros

18:42, May 10, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Monday met George Soros, an influential global financier and philanthropist, who had been appointed as the United Nations ( UN) secretary general's special advisor on climate change issue.

The meeting was held at the president's office on Monday afternoon, and the two discussed the latest development of global climate change issues, the Antara news agency reported.

During the meeting, President Yudhoyono said that all countries in the world should take more efforts to improve the results produced from the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference) summit in Copenhagen, Denmark late last year.

He added that the replacement to the Kyoto Protocol should be set immediately before the validity period of the protocol, which will be expired in 2012.

The president also said that Indonesia is making efforts to reduce the illegal logging activities and restrain the pace of deforestation.

He expected that the Indonesian government and Soros would establish closer relationship and cooperation in addressing climate change issues.

George Soros was appointed UN secretary general's special advisor on climate change issue in February this year. His post particularly deals with the efforts to mobilize international funds to tackle climate change impacts.



  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion