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Settle long standing snags: REDD team

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 17 2010   /  10:30 am

The presidential team tasked with paving the way for the REDD carbon credit scheme has set high reform targets for forest governance, including resolving long-standing zoning and licensing issues, ahead of a forest moratorium on new licenses that will become effective next year.

The taskforce said it aimed to resolve forest boundary issues, forest categorization, spatial planning and overlapping use of forests.

“The two-year moratorium will be a “time out” to improve things related to the forest governance,” said the president’s unit for development monitoring and oversight, Nirarta Samadhi.

He said the REDD scheme, which stands for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, could not work effectively if forest problems remained unresolved.

“Initially, the taskforce will focus only on REDD, but inevitably we need to settle forest...