Indonesia to adhere to green economy: president

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In a bid to improve people's welfare and to deal with climate change impacts, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Thursday his government plans to develop 'green economy' concept, local media reported.

"Green economy becomes a new economic regime in the world's 21st century era," the president was quoted as saying by the Antara news agency.

With the effects of climate change already felt by people across the world, implementation of green economy is essential, the president said.

"Green economy is a new economic order that uses less energy and natural resources," the president pointed out.

The green economy, the president said, requires three essential factors that comprised of government's policies, science and technology contribution, and develop pro-environment mind among the people.

Regarding the government's plan to develop the green economy concepts in governing the country, the president said that dependence on fossil-based energy must be reduced gradually.

Indonesian government has set several plans to address climate change problems, among others by limiting consumption of gasoline, encouraging the people to use more renewable energy and build more power plants fueled by non-fossil fuels.

Source: Xinhua


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