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Letter: The use of ICT in REDD

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, January 13 2011   /  11:57 am

Fitrian Ardiansyah wrote an excellent and thought-provoking article (“A critical year for REDD in Indonesia”, The Jakarta Post, Jan. 10).Indeed much of the challenges related to REDD appear to be daunting for Indonesia. With respect to the monitoring aspects of REDD, Indonesia perhaps cannot only use an advanced satellite monitoring system (with an IT information system to integrate and monitor policy responses) but also learn from the experiences of other countries in designing and implementing effective policies in slowing the rate of deforestation. One notable example is Brazil and an interesting development is outlined below.As we all know the Cancun Agreement (limiting global warming to 2 degrees Centigrade) principally agreed that: OECD countries will have to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 and developing countries must follow the path of low carbon inf...