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Jakarta Post

Guest speaker: Indonesia critical in climate fight, but questions remain: TNC

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, August 16 2010   /  09:47 am

Issues of climate change and the conservation of tropical forests have played increasingly important roles in political decision making in Indonesia lately. With talk of carbon trade and carbon markets looming in global negotiations, what role does Indonesia — as a developing economy and home to one of the largest areas of tropical forests — have to play, and what can non-governmental organizations do to bridge the gap between high-ranking talks and regional and practical policies? The Jakarta Post’s Dina Indrasafitri spoke with The Nature Conservancy’s European representative and executive director Sascha Müller-Kraenner about this.

Question: What is TNC doing to address the issue of forest preservation in Indonesia?

Answer: TNC has a project in the Berau district that is the biggest of its kind worldwide. There have been a number of smaller, simpler pilot proje...