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Jakarta Post

Local administrations can manage REDD+ funds autonomously: Govt

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 22 2011   /  08:00 am

The central government says that local administrations can autonomously manage funds for carbon emission mitigation programs.

Forestry Ministry secretary-general Hadi Daryanto told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that the government would not be directly involved in managing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programs.

“We support REDD-related initiatives and fund arrangements through policies that endorse low carbon development and no burning of forests,” he said, adding that local REDD+ initiatives should accord with the nation’s REDD+ plan.

However, donors and parties involved in managing REDD+ funds would be accountable to the Forestry Ministry before reporting to the House of Representatives, Hadi said.

Around 99 percent of the funds available for REDD+ initiatives in Indonesia were project-oriented and thus self-mana...