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Indonesia’s Sustainable Tropical Landscapes: A Global Investment Opportunity

April 4, 2015 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Bringing together business leaders from Indonesia and around the world, as well as multilateral development partners, research institutions and representatives of NGOs and civil society institutions, a Tropical Landscapes Summit will be held from 27th to 28th April 2015 at the Shangri-La Hotel, in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta. Carrying the main theme “A Global Investment Opportunity”, the meeting  explores the role of  green investments in delivering a sustainable future for Indonesia.

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Designed to provide a platform describing and promoting the nation’s strategic vision for green investment, while also allowing the government to acquire input from multiple stakeholders on the framework and its further evolution, the summit will be attended by President Joko Widodo, and  Vice President Jusuf Kalla who is keynote speaker of the Meeting . A number of Ministers who will give their perspectives are: : Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar; Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning, Ferry Mursyidan Baldan; Minister of Finance, Bambang Brodjonegoro; Minister of Tourism, Arief Yahya; and more.

The meeting will not only bring together government and private sector actors, but also leaders from the United Nations, including Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development ProgramAchim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, and more.

The two day summit will include plenary sessions organized around key themes of awareness, engagement and commitment.

Indonesia is uniquely placed to considerably shape and push the global shift towards a green economy, while its fast-paced economy and favorable demographics provide exceptional opportunities for business. At the same time, the protection of its environment, in particular its forests – which are vital for the global ecological balance – requires serious investment and support to achieve climate change mitigation on a global scale. The urgency to  protect Indonesia’s tropical landscapes is underlined from an economic, environmental and social perspective. Investing in protecting these landscapes is not a choice governed by caution or even benevolence- but one that makes business sense, exemplifying the search to create genuine rather than false value, and to pursue innovative ways to meet public needs; the sorts of principles that must govern corporate activity in a sustainable world.

The event is presented by Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) in collaboration with United Nations Office for Redd+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID).

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