Updated: Jul 2
Jakarta, May 25, 2023 - The European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) delegation has joined forces with CarbonEthics, BumiJourney, and the European Union to embark on a meaningful visit to Jakarta, Indonesia.
The three-day visit is part of a broader initiative to engage with the Indonesian government and other key stakeholders, focusing on addressing the challenges of sustainable transport and tourism, including decarbonization efforts and post-pandemic recovery.
Transport and tourism are two fundamental economic sectors intersecting environmental protection and climate action. Recognizing this, the TRAN delegation has prioritized the development of more efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly transportation systems.
Mr. Marian-Jean Marinescu, the head of the TRAN delegation, emphasized the delegation’s commitment, stating, “Enhancing connectivity and competitiveness in the transport sector, as well as addressing transport poverty, are important objectives for the TRAN committee.”
On May 17th, 2023, the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) partaking in this visit had the opportunity to explore the National Monument (Monas) and the Mangrove Ecotourism Centre. During their visit, the MEPs gained valuable insights into Indonesia’s national strategy for managing mangrove ecosystems while also sharing updates on the European Union’s ambitious biodiversity policies.
The MEPs participated in a mangrove planting activity at the Mangrove Ecosystem Centre to demonstrate their dedication to environmental conservation.
Mr. Marinescu expressed his satisfaction, saying, “We are delighted to have witnessed an exemplary educative ecotourism site that considers the needs of local communities and benefits local stakeholders. Mangroves provide essential ecosystem services, such as shelter for diverse biodiversity, protection against coastal erosion, and acting as a substantial carbon sink.”
This visit represents an exciting opportunity for meaningful engagement with all stakeholders in sustainable transport and tourism. The European Parliament’s TRAN Committee, in collaboration with CarbonEthics, BumiJourney, and the European Union, is committed to building a more sustainable future for the transport and tourism industries. With unwavering commitment, this transformative visit aims to ignite powerful momentum, driving innovations to shape a future that embodies sustainable and remarkable resilience.