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Jakarta Post

Indonesia to join REDD partnership in Oslo meeting

  • Erwida Maulia and Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 25 2010   /  09:52 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is slated to leave for Oslo Tuesday to attend the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference to forge new partnerships in climate change and forestry affairs.Presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal said the Oslo talks aimed to facilitate voluntary, coordinated and transparent partnerships between developed and developing countries in realizing the REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) initiatives, as well as quick-start funding.“The Oslo Climate and Forest Conference is very significant to Indonesia, considering that one-fifth of total global greenhouse gas emissions come from land conversion, especially deforestation,” he said.
“We hope the amount pledged [for the implementation of the REDD plus scheme] will rise to between US$4 billion and $5 billion at the conference”. Dino said the President was specifically seeking...