B20 task force highlights recommendations to support net zero-carbon
The B20 Energy, Sustainability & Climate Task Force, led by
state-owned oil giant Pertamina Group, put forth three
recommendations to support realization of the target of net-zero
"Climate change sustainability is something that we must strive for
in the future. For this reason, the B20 Energy, Sustainability, and
Climate Task Force has compiled policy recommendations that focus
on three recommendations, with 12 policy actions that call for
global cooperation," Deputy Chair of B20 Energy, Sustainability,
and Climate Task Force Agung Wicaksono said in a statement obtained
here on Thursday.
He delivered the statement during the hybrid dialogue forum of
Energy Transition in Growth Markets on Tuesday (June 21).
This forum is one of the events conducted by the Task Force Energy,
Sustainability & Climate (ESC) and the Task Force Future of
Work and Education in collaboration with the Accenture
International Utilities and Energy Conference held on June 21-23,
2022, in Rome, Italy.
Themed "Maximizing the Value of the Energy Transition in Growth
Markets and Paving the Way to B20," this forum discusses the future
of the energy industry in an era that prioritizes sustainability
and low emissions for a green future and a more sustainable
The three policy recommendations include accelerating the
transition to sustainable energy use by reducing carbon intensity
in different ways. The second is ensuring a just, orderly, and
affordable transition to sustainable energy use. The third
recommendation pertains to increasing energy security, so that
consumers can access and consume clean and modern energy.
"We are working hard to ensure there is an alignment between the
performance targets set by the Italian B20 last year and our
performance targets this year, so there will be a continuity,"
To ensure a fair, orderly, and affordable transition to sustainable
energy use, Wicaksono stated that the pricing in developing
countries should be taken into consideration. Thus, it is necessary
to formulate ways to integrate the benefits of carbon pricing into
the energy transition pricing.
"With the energy transition, we must also think about the security
and availability aspects of world energy. At the same time, we must
also ensure that everyone has access to clean and modern energy,"
The managing director of Jababeka Infrastructure stated that the
potential of decarbonization towards net-zero emission also comes
from industrial areas. Furthermore, he invited companies in the B20
to conduct global collaborations that will result in business
actions, as the provision of renewable energy for industrial
companies with a large demand can contribute to achieving the
energy transition target, he affirmed.
Wicaksono also accentuated the importance of energy transition and
the important role of the B20 Energy, Sustainability, and Climate
Task Force in achieving energy transition priorities, especially to
achieve net-zero emissions.
On the same occasion, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of
Commerce and Industry Arsjad Rasjid stated that currently, the main
players in the energy and utility areas are facing challenges.
Collaboration becomes increasing important for achieving
significant reductions in carbon emissions and a progressive
transition from carbon-generating energy to environmentally
friendly, greener, and sustainable energy, Rasjid stated.
"The transition to greener energy does not mean stopping profits
for the company. The company's move towards clean energy will
create added value for brands and consumers to become more
confident and have a positive outlook," he remarked.
Head of Indonesia's B20 Organizer, Shinta Kamdani, stated that
energy transition should provide benefits and not create burden.
Kamdani pressed for making meticulous preparations for the energy
transition, including conducting mitigation of the costs and
"This energy transition certainly requires substantial financial
support. The G20 countries, which contribute 80 percent of the
world's economy, are expected to provide this support for the
transition process. Several main priorities must be put forward in
this energy transition, such as accessibility, technology, and
funding," Kamdani stated.
The event was moderated by Gianfranco Casati and Valentin de Miguel
from Accenture that are the Co-Chair and Deputy Co-Chair of the B20
Energy, Sustainability, and Climate Task Force.
The forum also presented other keynote speakers: the Chair B20
Future of Work & Education Task Force/President Director of
Astra Otoparts/Director of PT Astra International Tbk, Hamdhani D.
Salim; Co-Chair B20 Future of Work & Education Task Force/IOE
Vice President to The ILO, Renate Hornung Draus; WEF Head of
Energy, Materials and Infrastructure, Kristen Panerali; and ENI
Evolution CEO, Giuseppe Ricci.
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Written by: Azis Kurmala, Editor: Sri Haryati (c) ANTARA 2022
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