Indonesia to propose marine resources conservation at climate change forum
February 17, 2010 12:29 am
JAKARTA, Feb. 16 – Indonesia is to propose the conclusion of an international agreement on marine resources conservation at the 11th Global Ministerial Environment Forum to be held in Bali on Feb 20-22, a foreign ministry official said.
The proposal would be a follow up of the World Ocean Conference held in Manado, North Sulawesi, last May 2009, the director of the ministry`s information and media affairs, Soehardjono Sastromihardjo, said here Monday.
"The forum to be organized by the United Nations Environmental Programme (Unep) will be the first top official meeting after the climate change conference in Copenhagen last December," Soehardjono said,
More than 100 environment ministers and 1,200 participants from United Nations countries as well as environmental experts and civil society representatives are expected to attend the forum.
The conference is expected to yield a a political declaration related to environmental issues such as environmental governance, green economy and biodiversity.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to officially open the forum on Feb 24. (PNA/Antara)