UB Held Seminar on GRK Emission Control through NEK Mechanism

Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Brawijaya (FEB UB) in collaboration with the Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners (ICSP) and the National Center for Corporate Reporting (NCCR), held a National Seminar on Sustainability with the theme Gas Emission Control of Green House through Carbon Economic Value Mechanism (NEK), Saturday (14/01/2023), in Building F FEB UB, Malang.

This seminar was motivated by various efforts to control Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions which had been started since 1977 through the Kyoto Protocol, but did not show significant results.

Therefore, the 2015 Paris Agreement is considered as a momentum to control emissions

GHG in a more structured, planned and fully committed manner by the global community.

Each country has declared a commitment to reduce GHG emissions. Indonesia promises to reduce GHG emissions by 29% by 2030 on its own or up to 41% if international assistance is available.

Meanwhile, the seriousness of Indonesian government to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts is shown by the issuance of various regulations and instruments as well as carrying out various strategic steps, all of which aim to control GHG emissions.

One of them, the most recent, is related to the Implementation of Carbon Economic Values which is regulated through Permen LHK No 21/2022, October 21, 2022 as implementing rules of Presidential Regulation Number 98 of 2021 concerning Implementation of Carbon Economic Values.

Panel Discussion which presented three panelists. First, Dr. Wahyu Marjaka, M. Eng, Director of Sectoral and Regional Resource Mobilization of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, who will deliver material on the Carbon Economic Value Mechanism.

Second, Martinus Haryo Sutejo, ST., M.Sc., CSRA ESG & Carbon Accounting Expert, PT Surveyor Indonesia who will discuss Climate – Related Disclosure, and third, Dr. Ali Darwin, Ak., M.Sc. CSRA Executive Director, ESG Academy, National Center for Corporate Reporting, who will discuss Greenhouse Gas Calculation.

Seminar participants were alumni, lecturers, and also came from sustainability consultants.

Rector of Universitas Brawijaya (UB) Prof. Widodo, S.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.Med.Sc in his remarks said that academics are part of Indonesian society who must think about sustainability or environmental sustainability so that it will not be cut off.

The former Dean of FMIPA explained that currently the community pays too much attention to environmental problems that exist above the surface of the earth.

“In fact, the oxygen supply also comes from the oceans, so the quality of waters is the most important part. Don’t let our solution get damaged. So we have to think about a more serious impact, not just being too over the top with what is above the surface,” he said.

Prof. Widodo said the world is going through a cycle where survival must continue.

“So that environmental and ecosystem sustainability must be maintained,” he said (*/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).