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Cablegate: Indonesian Environment Minister Highlights Peat Emissions,

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RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RHEHAAA/WHITE HOUSE WASHDC
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UNCLAS JAKARTA 001996

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

DEPT FOR SECC, OES AND EAP
EPA/OIA FOR RKASAT, MKASMAN, KBUCKLEY
BANGKOK FOR RDM/A
USFS FOR CMACKIE
USAID FOR ANE, EGAT

E.O. 12598: N/A
TAGS: SENV KGHG EAID PREL ID
SUBJECT: Indonesian Environment Minister Highlights Peat Emissions,
Environmental Law Enforcement

1. (U) During a December 4 meeting, Indonesia's new Environment
Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta highlighted monitoring and mitigation
of peat land emissions as a key area for partnership and U.S.
assistance. Government of Indonesia (GOI) ministries are busy
preparing plans to achieve President Yudhoyono's 2020 emissions
reduction target of 26%, Hatta said. He noted that of the 26%, the
GOI is targeting 14% from Land Use Change and Forestry (LUCF), 6%
from energy, and 6% from waste management.

2. (SBU) Minister Hatta asked about potential Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) assistance for implementing Indonesia's new
Environmental Management Law. This has significantly strengthened
the Environment Ministry's enforcement authority, he said. The EPA
could help his Ministry set up regional EPA-like bodies throughout
Indonesia and improve its capacity to exercise this expanded
enforcement role.

3. (SBU) Hatta welcomed the possibility of discussing this with EPA
Administrator Lisa Jackson during COP-15. However, Hatta noted that
he is likely to arrive in Copenhagen on December 13 at the earliest
and possibly as late as December 16 (as part of President
Yudhoyono's entourage).

4. (SBU) Copenhagen Logistics: Post will follow up on Minister
Hatta's travel schedule. Bilateral meetings can also be arranged
through Dr. Henry Bastaman, who will accompany the Minister. Email:
henribastaman@menlh.go.id, henribastaman@yahoo.com; cell phone:
+62-816-104-930 (Blackberry-enabled).

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