Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development

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04 Jun. 2018 | Page

Speaker of Indonesian House of Representatives

Greetings from Jakarta,

It is my pleasure to announce that the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia will host the Second World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development (WPFSD), and it would be a great honor for us to invite parliamentary delegates from friendly countries to attend this forum on 12-13 September 2018 in Bali.

In 2017, during the first meeting of WPFSD, we have initiated an important conclusion through the adoption of Bali Declaration. We agreed that parliaments are an inseparable part of the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an inclusive plan which covers and involves all individuals. With SDGs at the heart of our works, no one would be left behind.

This year, the second meeting of WPFSD carries the theme “Partnership towards Sustainable Energies for All.” Energy affects every aspect of human’s life. It is critical in increasing productivity and eliminating poverty. Energy generates growth. Yet, conventional energy remains as the dominant contributor to global warming. As a response, we call for an immediate action to ensure access to clean, affordable, and sustainable energy, in line with Goal 7 of the SDGs. With sound policies, adequate funding and investment, renewable and clean energy will be more affordable and accessible for the marginalized and the future generations. This is where we, as parliamentarians can make an impact.

On behalf of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, I look forward to welcome you in Bali. Together, we shall create an enabling environment for the achievement of SDGs.

Yours Sincerely,

BAMBANG SOESATYO