PRESIDENT: RI HOPES NEW IDEA WILL COME UP IN BALI CONFAB AFTER KYOTO
Jakarta - President
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the Indonesian government hoped the
conference on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
in Bali would create a new idea which is fair and acceptable to all
parties following the Kyoto Protocol.
The President made
the remark Thursday (16/08) in a foreword to his state speech on the
draft 2008 state budget and financial notes at the House of
Representatives (DPR) Plenary Session which was opened by the House
Speaker, Agung Laksono.
The government is
greatly concerned over environmental issues especially the climate
change which has caused global warming, he said, adding that global
warming is a common issue of the international community.
To that effect,
Indonesia will hold a conference on the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from December 3 to 14, 2007, in
Bali, which is expected to be attended by 180 countries, he said.
"As the host, we
want to show to the international community that the Indonesian
government is concerned over and has an idea to save human beings from
the global climate change," he said. (Antara, 16/08/07).