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Jakarta Post

More foreign money pours in for forests

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 3 2010   /  09:11 am

The United Nations has vowed to give US$5.6 million to Indonesia, the world’s third-largest forest nation, to ensure the protection of some of its forests, an official says.

The United Nations collaborative program on Reducing Emissions on Deforestation and forest Degradation (UN-REDD) vowed to develop REDD pilot project in Central Sulawesi forests this year.

“We are still assessing whether to allocate forests that used to be used for timber for this pilot project,” Hadi Daryanto, director general of forest production at the Forestry Ministry told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

The project would be implemented this year to help Indonesia develop a mechanism to calculate emission levels in the province.

Hadi said that the fund for the REDD project in Central Sulawesi would come from Norway but that it was separate to the $1 billion pledged by that country to...