Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati congratulated Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar four times. Siti was a fellow speaker in a virtual press conference on Thursday, August 27. The two ministers eagerly announced to the media that the Green Climate Fund (GCH), part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), had approved Indonesia’s budget proposal.
Sri always remembered to express gratitude every time she said her congratulations. The US$103.78-million funding, she said, signalled the world’s recognition of Indonesia’s commitment to environmental and forest conservation. “Hopefully what Ibu Siti and her staff have achieved can give the public better faith, that we will not only appear in headlines when there are forest fires,” said the finance minister.
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