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Special Open Forum and Public Consultation: U.S.-Indonesia Cooperation on Climate Change and Environment – Progress and Future Priorities under the Comprehensive Partnership

USINDO, in cooperation with the Climate Change and Environment Working Group (CEWG) of the U.S.-Indonesia Joint Commission on the Comprehensive Partnership, hosted a Special Open Forum and Public Consultation as an opportunity for the public to learn about and provide input to the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership as it relates to climate change and environmental issues.  Held in Jakarta on June 18, before the fourth annual meeting of the Climate and Environment Working Group, the event featured special guests CEWG Co-Chairs Prof. Rachmat Witoelar, Special Envoy for Climate Change of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, and Agus Purnomo, Special Assistant to the President of the Republic of Indonesia on Climate Change. At this Special Open Forum, the first public event between an official working group and a USINDO audience, the speakers discussed ways to mitigate and adapt to climate change and stressed the importance of a need for solutions from both the public sector and civil society.  The audience was also briefed on Indonesia’s progress in addressing the causes of climate change over the past three years and what actions are still needed. The video of the event and photos may be viewed by clicking on these links:
View the Open Forum Brief »
View the video of the Presentations »
View the video of the Public Comment and Q & A Session »
View photos from the event »