12 Sep. 2018|News

Speaker of The Indonesian House Welcoming All Delegates

On the occasion of Opening Ceremony of the 2nd World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development, H.E. Mr. Bambang Soesatyo, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia highlighted the world’s awareness and concern on energy sustainability that continues to increase. Sustainable development in the energy sector, both its production and consumption, support human development in many aspects of life, including social, economic and environmental aspects.
Furthermore, he stressed out that in order to pursue global and regional cooperation and bridging the development gap, parliamentarians must address the challenges of financing, means of implementation, and innovation. Parliamentarians should aware that the world’s future doesn't lie upon fossil fuels but new and renewable energy. And WPFSD as parliamentarians forum, need to have annual discussions on this.
To date, the 2nd WPFSD is attended by 194 participants from 45 countries, consisting of 4 Speakers of Parliaments; 16 Vice Speakers of Parliaments; 101 Members of Parliaments; 41 parliamentary staffs and advisors; 22 representatives from Embassies; as well as 18 observers from international, regional and local organizations.