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EU, RI to strengthen green cooperation
August 03, 2012
The Jakarta Post
The European Union (EU) will prioritize low-carbon economic development to strengthen cooperation with Indonesia, a senior official says. The head of the delegation of the EU to Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and ASEAN, Julian Wilson, said that investing in low-carbon economic development would give Indonesia benefits that could spur higher economic growth rates.
“People sometimes think that investing in the environment will cost money, which is not true,” he told journalists on the sidelines of the launch of the “Blue Book 2012 EU-Indonesia Development Cooperation 2010/2011” on Thursday.
As an example, Wilson said that Indonesian forest products continued to attract consumers in EU member countries as they were quite sure that the products they bought came from legal sources. Setting up a certification system for timber products could allow Indonesia to expand its market share in the Europe.
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Keywords: Asia, EU, European Union, Indonesia, low-carbon, RI, timber