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Jakarta Post

Govt yet to name regions to host REDD pilot projects

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Fri, November 5 2010   /  09:09 am

The government has failed to fulfil its promise to pick a province in October that would host a pilot project imposing a moratorium on natural forest and peatland conversion as mandated by an Indonesia-Norway climate deal.

Secretary of the task force on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD plus), Hery Prasetyo, said the taskforce was still examining nine provinces interested in hosting the REDD pilot project.

The nine candidates are Aceh, Riau, South Sumatra, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, Jambi, Papua and West Papua.

Previously, the government announced it was considering five provinces to host the REDD project, and that it would make its selection in October at the latest.

“We will assess commitment from local administrations to protect forests since the REDD plus would not merely be aimed at cutting e...