President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo has called on people across the country to promote tree-planting movement as part of efforts to tackle climate change and global warming.

By : Shakeel | Wednesday, November 29 2023 - 20:02 IWST

President Jokowi Calls for Tree-Planting Movement in Anticipation of Climate Change
President Jokowi Calls for Tree-Planting Movement in Anticipation of Climate Change

INDUSTRY.co.id - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on people across the country to promote tree-planting movement as part of efforts to tackle climate change and global warming.

“This tree-planting initiative is not limited to only today, but it will be carried out simultaneously throughout all provinces in Indonesia, in response to climate change, in response to global warming, in response to the pollution that we’ve vividly experienced and felt,” President Jokowi said after attending the Joint Tree Planting Movement event at JIEP Forest in Pulo Gadung Industrial Estate, East Jakarta, Wednesday (11/29).

The President said that the current rainy season can serve as a momentum to carry out mass tree-planting.

“We didn’t do it earlier because it was still the dry season. This is the rainy season in December and going forward. We will do it continuously in all provinces, in all provinces, not only in the Greater Jakarta area,” he said.

President Jokowi also told government officials at the central and regional levels, such as the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), to be aware of potential floods.

“Everyone should remain vigilant, BNPB, at the central and regional levels should be on alert. In addition, I once again invite all people to plant any tree in their respective neighborhoods, any tree,” he said.

For the record, the tree-planting in capital Jakarta was carried out in more than 900 spots.

The President also expressed appreciation to related parties such as the Jakarta Industrial Estate Pulogadung (JIEP), Real Estate Indonesia (REI), Association of Indonesia Forest Concession Holders (APHI), and others for their support in making today’s tree-planting happen.

News Comment

Today's Industry

The President Director of PT Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia Tbk (TRIM), Philmon Tanuri (left) delivered remarks at the kick off of Trimegah's collaboration with IA SBM-ITB in Jakarta on Wednesday (05/06/2024).

Jumat, 07 Juni 2024 - 19:43 WIB

Trimegah Sekuritas Supports Ikatan Alumni SBM-ITB to Realise Lifelong Learning Mission

In order to realise its mission of “Educate and create wealth for community through unique and professional investment experience”, PT Trimegah Sekuritas Indonesia Tbk (TRIM) collaborates…

Wellington College Independent School Jakarta (WCIJ)

Senin, 29 April 2024 - 05:02 WIB

One of the UK’s Most Established Schools Chooses Jakarta for Their Latest Opening

Wellington College Independent School Jakarta (WCIJ) is thrilled to announce its grand opening in September 2024! As the first private UK school to open in Indonesia, WCIJ, a pioneering co-educational…

Presiden Jokowi

Selasa, 23 April 2024 - 10:29 WIB

President Jokowi Reaffirms Commitment to Farmers’ Welfare

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (04/22) inspected corn harvest in Boalemo regency, Gorontalo province. “Our corn import has decreased significantly from 3.5 million tonnes to…

Photo: Aris Nurjani/VOI

Rabu, 28 Februari 2024 - 12:47 WIB

Carsurin and NBRI Strengthen Strategic Alliance to Propel Indonesia’s EV Industry

PT Carsurin Tbk ("Carsurin") and the National Battery Research Institute ("NBRI") are pleased to announce the signing of a pivotal Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA), marking a significant advancement…

Beras (Foto/Rizki Meirino)

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:43 WIB

Gov’t to Continue Disbursing Rice Assistance

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ensured that the Government will continue rolling out the rice assistance program for low-income families. The President made the statement when handing…