NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, has been nominated to be the next Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). President Yudhoyono accepted the nomination at the GGGI Leaders' Gathering, which was held on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 in New York. The Gathering was attended by a number of high-level officials, including heads of state, such as Korean President Park Geun-hye.
GGGI leaders recommended that the GGGI Assembly elect Indonesia to serve as the body's President at its next session in November, which will effectively allow Mr. Yudhoyono to serve in that capacity as well. The Assembly will vote to confirm President Yudhoyono's positions at a meeting in November, upon which he will formally assume the duties of the offices.
"I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the GGGI, for nominating me for President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council," said President Yudhoyono.
"I see this nomination as an opportunity for action -- for service to the cause of inclusive and sustainable growth. I regard it also as recognition of what Indonesia has achieved in mainstreaming green economy in its development," the President said.
Mr. Yudhoyono's nomination for the position was unanimously accepted by GGGI leaders. Korea, as host country, was represented at the Gathering by President Park.
"I would like to sincerely congratulate President Yudhoyono, a world-class leader who has led Indonesia for the past 10 years. I firmly believe that GGGI will further develop under the new leadership of President Yudhoyono. Korea will actively cooperate and support GGGI as well," said President Park.
"Under his stewardship, Indonesia started world-leading, ambitious action to show that sustainable land use and economic growth are compatible objectives," said President Jagdeo.
Mr. Yudhoyono will be replacing former Danish Prime Minister and current leader of the Liberal Party of Denmark, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, who announced in June that he will be stepping down from the position.
"I am extremely satisfied to leave GGGI in the capable hands of President Yudhoyono. I am confident that his commitment to green growth will make GGGI stronger than ever," said Chairman Rasmussen.
SOURCE Global Green Growth Institute