A total of 45 countries pledged to take action to protect nature and switch to more sustainable ways of farming. The government of Indonesia is one of the countries that pledged to support agriculture through policy reforms, research and innovation to curb emissions and to protect nature.
The agreement was delivered at the end of the first week of the Climate Change Summit or COP26 which took place in Glasgow, Scotland.
"If we are to limit global warming and keep the earth's temperature well below 1.5C, then the world needs to use land in a sustainable manner and place the protection and restoration of nature at the core of everything we do," COP26 President Alok Sharma said in a statement.
Said Abdullah, Coordinator of the People's Coalition for Food Sovereignty (KRKP), said that "switching to sustainable agriculture should have been done a long time ago. "
This story was originally published in VIVA.co.id in Bahasa Indonesia on November 8, 2021. It was produced as part of the 2021 Climate Change Media Partnership, a journalism fellowship organized by Internews' Earth Journalism Network and the Stanley Center for Peace and Security.
Banner image: Agricultural land in Ujung Menteng Cakung, East Jakarta. Credit: VIVA/Vicky Fazri.