Indonesia' Coalition for Energy Justice Orgnizarion calls for urgent energy transformation and climate action to leaders of Group of 20 Country (G-20) which holding G-20 Summit in Japan this week. Photo: Privacy.

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’ Coalition for Energy Justice Organization calls for urgent energy transformation and climate action to leaders of Group of 20 Country (G20), which holding G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan this week, said the coalition when demonstrating at Japanese Embassy in Jakarta, Wednesday (06/26).

The organizations demanding that Japan, as the host of the G20 summit, care about climate and environmental issues by stopping funding of dirty energy projects especially in Indonesia

They also demanded that the G20 summit more seriously discuss environmental, energy and climate change issues. G-20 Countries have not committed to solving dirty energy use.

Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI) spokesman, Yuyun Harmono noted that G20 countries, such as Japan should show climate leadership by stop supply dirty energy projects. She also said all elements must continue to campaign the environment issues, especially to forbid the termination of funding for dirty energy projects.

It will influence the policy not only for Japan but also for the other countries such as South Korea and China, the two biggest dirty energy projects financiers countries.

“These countries give a negative impact on Asia. All must stop funding for dirty energy,” said Harmono.

They also proclaim that Japan must Stop Funding Coal and Fossil Fuels. They give opinions the dangers of the coal industry from upstream coal mines to downstream coal-fired power plants, as well as the urgency of the transition to energy bricks to equitable clean renewable energy with a recovery perspective.

Paris Agreement on 2015 signed by almost 200 United Nation members decided to decrease global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius. So far, the global energy policy continues to depend and rely on fossil energy sources such as coal, gas, and oil that have resulted in CO2 emissions of up to 40 percent, causing severe environmental damage, even blanketing corrupt practices.

Recently, the World Health Organization estimates that seven million people die every year from air pollution. Accelerating renewables deployment in line with the Paris Agreement can bring down negative health effects associated with air pollution by 62 percent by 2050.

Gains in human health – a fundamental driver of energy policy in many countries – and lower CO2 emissions from fossil fuels would generate savings of US$6 trillion annually by 2050, an amount that is over three times larger than the additional cost of decarbonization. If the higher end estimate is used, then cost savings would be as much as five times larger than the additional cost of decarbonization

An estimated one billion people globally are served by health care facilities without a reliable electricity supply today. Surveys carried out in 14 countries have revealed that only 28 percent of all healthcare facilities in those countries have fully reliable access to electricity. Off-grid renewable energy solutions are a key opportunity to dramatically improve the quality of health services in energy-poor areas.

Written by Willy Matrona, Email: theinsiderstories@gmail.com

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