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Cablegate: Major Economies Meeting Ii - Indonesian Delegation And

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SUBJECT: MAJOR ECONOMIES MEETING II - INDONESIAN DELEGATION AND
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REF: JAKARTA 130

1. (U) This message provides updates on Indonesia's delegation to --
and GOI comments on the agenda of -- the Major Economies Meeting on
Energy Security and Climate Change (MEMII). Per reftel, Deputy
Minister for Environment, Ms. Masnellyarti Hilman will head the
Indonesian delegation to MEMII. The other delegation members are:


Ministry of Environment (MOE):

-- Ms. Amanda Katili, Special Assistant to the Minister and Chair of
the COP13 President's Secretariat
-- Ms. Murni Titi Resdiana, Head of Ministerial Secretariat and
Member of the COP13 President's Secretariat

Ministry of Forestry (Dephut):

-- Dr. Yetty Rusli, Head of Forest Planning Agency (BAPLAN)
-- Ms. Laksmi Banowati, Head of Sub-Division for Bilateral
Cooperation (America and European portfolios), Bureau of
International Cooperation and Investment

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Deplu):

-- Ms. Dewi Savitri Wahab, Deputy Director for Environment,
Directorate for Economic Development and Environment Affairs

Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR):

-- Dr. Nenny Sri Utami, Head of Energy Resources Research and
Development Agency
-- Dr. Ego Syahrial, Coordinator of Exploitation Technology Research
Program, Research and Development Center for Oil and Gas Technology
(LEMIGAS)

2. (SBU) The GOI held an inter-ministerial meeting on January 24 to
both finalize the delegation and discuss MEMII agenda items.
According to Ms. Katili (MOE), the GOI is comfortable with all the
agenda items. She noted that on mid-term and long-term mitigation
goals, Indonesia's National Action Plan for Addressing Climate
Change, released in November 2007, would form the basis for its
actions and positions. The GOI, she said, views the Montreal
Protocol as a good model for incentive-based mitigation efforts.
Katili also emphasized strong interest in technology development and
transfer, noting that the MENR is particularly interested in clean
technology for coal-powered plants in Indonesia.

3. (SBU) Katili stated that the GOI is not yet prepared to express
its position on financing and tariff and non-tariff barriers; the
delegation would be in "listening mode" during MEMII on this
subject. Regarding forestry, she said that the GOI is seeking
support for pilot projects for its Reduced Emissions from
Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) initiative. Dr. Yetty Rusli
(Dephut) echoed this point in a separate meeting, and emphasized her
ministry's continued focus on carbon market mechanisms to reduce
deforestation and provide incentives for protecting forested areas.
Rusli also confirmed her interest in discussing potential forestry
issues that the Major Economies Process can address, perhaps as a
separate experts' meeting during the next MEM in Paris, with
Canadian -- and other Major Economy - counterparts. She requests
U.S. assistance with facilitating these discussions on the sidelines
of MEMII.

HUME

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