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Jakarta Post

International governors meet to prioritize carbon trade

  • Hotli Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Banda Aceh   /   Tue, May 18 2010   /  09:21 am

The five-day Governors’ Climate and Forest (GCF) forum opened in Banda Aceh on Monday to discuss and formulate a number of policies to fight for the rights of local people to maintain their own forests and profit from carbon trade.Aceh Governor Irwandi Yusuf, as the host, said that the meeting was a follow-up of a previous meeting held in California, the United States, that had produced no concrete results regarding a carbon trade mechanism that would be beneficial to local Acehnese.“We do hope the meeting in Aceh will really be able to come up with the right formula so that local people can also benefit from forest preservation,” Irwandi said.Other problems to be discussed and formulated during the meeting, Irwandi said, included the struggle to have the rights of local people over forests recognized both nationally and internationally as facilitated by the Reduced Emissions ...