Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
30°C Drizzle

Light rain throughout the day.

  • Thu

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sat

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sun

    27℃ - 30℃

Govt forms REDD+ agency

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, September 7 2013 | 07:48 pm

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has signed a presidential decree on the establishment of a national agency on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+).

According to a press statement sent by the cabinet secretary's office  on Saturday, the establishment of the ministerial-level agency is part of the government's commitment to reduce emissions by 26 percent by 2020, or by 41 percent with the help of international entities, as stated by the president in 2009.

REDD+ is an alternative mechanism to cut global carbon dioxide emissions in developing nations. Under the scheme, forested nations receive financial incentives for protecting their forests. The '€œplus'€ in the program name refers to additional financial incentives given to countries that launch projects to plant trees, conserve forest areas or increase carbon retention.

The new agency will focus on monitoring, reporting and verifying emission reductions related to forestry and manage the incentives disbursements from developed countries. It will also coordinate the nationwide REDD+ road strategy alongside other ministries and institutions.

'€œOne of its tasks is to monitor the REDD+ G to G [government to government] agreement between Indonesia and Norway,'€ the statement said.

The Norwegian government has agreed to hand over US$1 billion of aid, in gradual installments, to reduce emissions from deforestation of forests and peatland.

'€œThe process of establishing the new agency has been long and complex. It is hoped that it will improve the prosperity of local communities and customary societies, whose livelihoods depend on forests,'€ the presidential special staffer on climate change, Agus Purnomo, said in the statement.

He said he hoped the establishment of the REDD+ agency would inspire confidence among the international community to invest in Indonesia's forest ecosystem, which is unique and important to the world's climates.

The REDD+ agency will take over the duties of the now defunct REDD+ task force, whose tenure ended in late June, in accordance with the government'€™s plan to create an official national agency to implement REDD+.

NEWS PULSE

TRY A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

Join the discussions

0 Comments

Posting as Guest