Indonesia to build coal plants despite $20b deal on clean energy transition

JAKARTA — Indonesia will continue building new coal-fired power plants, despite a recent $20 billion deal with the G7 group of industrialized countries to help it transition to clean energy. Activists say this puts the deal, known as the Just Energy Transition Partnership and signed at the G20 summit that Indonesia hosted earlier this month, […]

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In new climate deal, Norway will pay Indonesia $56 million for drop in deforestation, emissions

Rainbow over Jambi, Indonesia. Photo credit: Rhett Ayers Butler / MongabayJAKARTA — Norway has agreed to pay Indonesia $56 million in a climate agreement between the two countries, as Indonesia has succeeded in reducing carbon dioxide emissions by preserving its vast tropical rainforests. The contribution agreement, signed Oct. 19 by both governments, is a follow-up to both countries’ new climate deal, which was struck on […]

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