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Indonesia Position Paper

Topic A - Sustainable Uses for Nuclear Energy

Indonesia is a democratic archipelago nation that consists of 255 million people, 13,000 islands, separated into 34 different provinces. It is a resource-rich country with a demographic dividend and a growing economy. As a nation, Indonesia still relies heavily on fossil fuels as a primary component in both its energy and power mix.

In 2014, non-renewable energy accounted for 88% of total electricity generation. After participating in the COP21 meeting that took place in Paris in December 2015, the country set ambitious goals to reduce its CO2 emissions. Indonesia plans on slashing its CO2 emissions by 29% by 2030, but with international assistance, the percentage can rise to 41%. In order to reach this purpose, the Republic of Indonesia set a goal to have four nuclear power plants by 2025. The Indonesian administration sees the use of Nuclear Energy for energy and research as one of her goals under the country's road map. Indonesia has a greater depth of experience and infrastructure in nuclear technology than any other country in southeast Asia. And is at the forefront of nuclear research and feasibility studies.

Indonesia's safeguards agreement with the IAEA under the NPT entered force in 1980 and the Additional Protocol entered force...