We, members of community from various sectors, support sustainable development and the philosophy of harmony with nature;
We realize that threat of global warming that leads to climate change with potential devastating impacts on humans, and even predicted to create 200 millions climate refugees;
We are confident that the Indonesian Archipelago (Nusantara) heritage of wisdom, which deems the earth, water and air with the Earth’s inhabitants as sacred, is a national and world resource to combat climate change;
We see that one of the Indonesia heritage of wisdom is Trihitakarana philosophy from Bali that governs a harmonious relationship of human being with God, human being with another human being, and human being with nature – this can be a basis for sustainable development; and one of the practical implementations of Trihitakarana is the Nyepi or Silent Day conducted for 24 hours in Bali;
We estimate that during Nyepi, the CO2 emission reduction in Bali is at the minimum of 20 thousands tons because motor cycles, cars and airplanes cease to operate; And the National Electricity can save at least 3 billion rupiahs at that day.
We hope this idea is a contribution towards green house gas emission reduction post 2012;
We launch the “Bhisama Bali” (Bali Declaration) on Nyepi (Silent) Day for the Earth, with a call:
- For the delegates to UN Climate Change Conference agree on a Bali Roadmap that emphasizes climate justice; effectively implements the commitments of de...