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Jakarta Post

Ministry wants money for planting trees

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 16 2010   /  09:54 am

Indonesia hopes to renegotiate its US$1 billion deal with Norway on reducing carbon emissions by curbing deforestation, hoping Norway will accept tree planting as an eligible part of the program.

“We hope REDD+ activities could be applied in the Indonesia-Norway climate deal,” Hadi Daryanto, director general of forest production at the Forestry Ministry, told The Jakarta Post Saturday.

REDD stands for “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation”. REDD+, however, incorporates carbon emission reductions from conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of carbon stocks through reforestation.

The current letter of intent (LoI) between Indonesia and Norway states that their climate change partnership is focused on “REDD+”, but the province hosting the pilot project “must have large undisturbed tracts of rainforest, and prof...