The urgency to take action on climate change is more pressing than ever. Unfortunately, counter actions on damaging activities move very slowly compared to the rise of non-environmentally friendly activities. Changing the industry's long-existing technology will take time, so it may not be the fastest solution to generate the most impact. In the meantime, we need a more efficient mechanism to reach a low-carbon economy which lead to the carbon market. In 2015, private companies and governments from across the globe committed to becoming climate neutral by 2050 in the Paris Agreement.
Taking into consideration that Indonesia is one of the lungs of the planet, its potential is tremendous in leading the implementation of carbon credit trading. Indonesia has set an unconditional target to reduce emissions by 29% and a conditional target to reduce emissions by 41% with Business as Usual (BaU) by 2030. The mechanism for carbon credit trading through an exchange can meet climate change policy objectives and reduce the costs of achieving these targets.
A carbon exchange can become the enabler for governments, industry players, and individuals across the globe to reach a low-carbon economy through an organized mechanism.
In 2100, it is projected a temperature increase of around 5 °C. If we continue on the path, this would have grave consequences on our lives and future generation. To avoid this, we have to reduce carbon emissions. As one of the world's lungs, Indonesia contributes 75-80% of the world's carbon credits. This means that Indonesia is indirectly responsible for most of the world's potential to produce carbon offsets, and makes Indonesia a potential market in the implementation of carbon credit trading. This carbon trading can contribute up to more than USD150 billion to the Indonesian economy. Organized carbon trading through the exchange will make it easier for Indonesia to achieve the targets that have been set with minimal costs, and maximize its opportunities in the international carbon trading market.
ICDX Group will participate in realizing a carbon trading market that complies with the regulations and standards specified. With the readiness of the ecosystem and infrastructure owned by ICDX as a Commodity Exchange, ICDX Group will enhance the Indonesian carbon market and maximize its potential on an international scale. The government can take advantage of this and move to the implementation of the auction of carbon allowances as well as mandatory markets and voluntary markets very quickly.
Everyone is responsible.
ICDX Group strives to advocate climate action. We invite everyone to pledge their commitment to becoming carbon neutral. Just as everyone knows, it's a marathon, not a sprint. Your first step to being part of the collective effort in achieving carbon neutrality is to be more conscious in determining and using objects that produce carbon footprints on a daily and business scale.
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