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Minister Explains Energy Transition for Environment at G20 Meeting

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Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan (right) and Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya (left) Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan (right) and Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya (left) ANTARA

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan and Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya discussed the energy transition in line with environmental protection at the G20 ministerial meeting in the city of Karuizawa, 150 kilometers north of Tokyo, Japan.

The ministerial meeting would agree on the G20 Energy Commitment in the Complete Ministerial Communique Document, which was discussed at the Energy Transitions Working Group (ETWG), according to information from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Jakarta on Sunday.

By integrating the issue of climate change, Japan raises the main theme of energy transition in line with environmental protection and economic growth in "3E + S" namely Energy Security, Economic Efficiency and Environment (3E) and Safety (S).

Japan also prioritizes the Innovation agenda and advanced energy issues, namely Hydrogen, Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization (CCUS), Well-to-Wheel Analysis and Nuclear and Research and Development 20 (RD20).

On this occasion, Indonesia sought various efforts and strategic responses, so that the Japan G20 Secretariat accommodated a number of issues in Third Draft Communique, which among others, first included the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) / Agenda 2030 as the main reference for the Communique, recognizing the implementation of the Energy Transition varies according to SDGs (SDG7).

Second included biofuels as one of Energy Innovations, and bioenergy as part of Renewable Energy and Energy Transition in the world in a variety of uses, especially electricity generation and transportation.

Third included the affordability aspects of Energy Efficiency and Power Systems, and lifted Clean and Affordable Energy Access as a separate part.

Fourth emphasized the importance of understanding the situation of each country in developing CCUS, and encouraging international collaboration in the development of relatively new Hydrogen.

Fifth focused on Well-to-Wheel which is only to develop energy efficiency potential, and not to standardize the calculation of CO2 emissions of motor vehicles in each country.

Sixth simplified nuclear discussions and accommodating the interests of nuclear non-users.

In addition to attending the Ministerial Meeting, Minister Jonan was also scheduled to hold a number of bilateral meetings with several countries including Japan with the agenda of witnessing the Signing of INPEX Head of Agreement (HoA) for the management of the Masela Block, a source in Maluku waters. (ANTARA)

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