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Daily Digest | Becoming carbon neutral

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Gojek takes further steps to electrify its fleet.

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Carbon neutrality, or the state of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, is a goal promoted by the UN, and so far, 137 countries worldwide have committed to it. Only two countries—Bhutan and Suriname—have already achieved it, while 124 countries have set a carbon neutrality target for 2050.

Indonesia, meanwhile, has pushed its net-zero goal to 2060, and to accomplish this, the country has launched several initiatives. Among them, Indonesia plans to become a global electric vehicle (EV) hub able to produce 2.5 million e-motorbikes and 600,000 million e-cars by 2030.

Local companies are also implementing changes to align with Indonesia’s targets. Gojek, for instance, has recently established a joint venture with Indonesia-listed energy company TBS Energi Utama to produce two-wheeled EVs and related components.

Gojek aims to become a carbon-neutral company with 100% of its fleet composed of EVs by 2030, while competitor Grab Indonesia plans to operate at least 26,000 EVs by 2025.

Khamila unpacked Gojek’s recent development. You can read her article here.

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