Interview of the Week: Indonesian Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

This week we had the pleasure of sitting with Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, a title he’s held since October 2019. We asked the minister about how Indonesia is balancing the precarious equation of conserving its rich biodiversity while addressing the duel climate and COVID crises.

 

Now that the United States will reenter global cooperation on climate action, Indonesia will be a crucial partner to engage in large part to the island nation’s potential to sequester carbon through natural sinks, like through its vast mangrove forests. Watch our interview to learn more about the ways in which Indonesia is working on nature-based solutions to climate change.

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