DIKST UB Held Climate Talk, Presenting the Experts of Carbon Emission

The Directorate of Innovation and Science & Technology Areas, Brawijaya University (DIKST UB) together with Mission E held a Climate Talk 2024 seminar with the theme “Toward Zero Emission: Strategy and Innovation in Overcoming the Carbon Crisis” at F Building, 7th Floor, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) (29/02). This activity was carried out to increase awareness and knowledge of UB academic community about current environmental and energy issues.

Mission E representative, Muhammad Aidil Fardhinata, said that this activity was held as a forum to share information, experiences and solutions that can help us overcoming the challenges of the upcoming climate crisis.

“In this activity there will be three resource persons who are experts in this field so that later we can discuss directly,” he said.

The Director of DIKST, Mohammad Iqbal, S.Sos., M.IB., DBA., in his speech expressed his gratitude to Mission E for collaborating with UB.

“I am so grateful for the initiation of this useful activity,” he said.

According to him, the topic raised in this seminar is a serious topic to know because it concerns sustainability. As students who will later enter the world of business and industry (DUDI), they need to pay attention to the environmental impact caused by production process.

“I see this event as a progressive activity and if you look at the topics raised, this is a serious problem,” he stressed.

This event presented three speakers, namely Riza Suarga, Chairman of the Indonesia Carbon Trade Association (IDCTA), Adi Putra Wawang Darmawan, Manager of Government Relations of PT Pertamina Hulu Rokan, and Rochman Hidayat Human Capital, Facilities and Community Manager of PT Paiton Operation Maintenance Indonesia.

Chairman of the Indonesia Carbon Trade Association (IDCTA), Riza Suarga, explained carbon credits as an effort to reduce carbon emissions through market mechanisms. According to him, carbon credits, besides absorbing carbon emissions, can also be monetized in the carbon trading market. Considering that demand is still high, there are still wide opportunities for trading carbon credits.

“Carbon emissions are still very high, up to 160 times higher than carbon absorption,” he said.

Rochman Hidayat, Human Capital, Facilities, and Community Manager of PT Paiton Operation Maintenance Indonesia explained the importance of a company in overcoming the problem of carbon emissions. Apart from protecting the environment, reasons such as regulations can also be influenced by the success of overcoming carbon emissions.

“If it is successful, the company will get permission to expand business operations,” he explained.

Adi Putra Wawang Darmawan, Manager of Government Relations at PT Pertamina Hulu Rokan, gave an example of decarbonation that has been carried out so far. One of the efforts made is to optimize the use of gas turbines.

“This effort contributed to reducing 24% of the company’s carbon emissions,” he said. (FHN/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)