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Jakarta Post

National scene: REDD+ remains RI’s focus with Norway

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 1 2016   /  08:37 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is seeking to improve cooperation in the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) project with Norway. On Tuesday, the President held a courtesy call with the visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende.

Currently, the country is at a transition point between the first and the second phase of the three-phase REDD+, lagging behind the initial target.

The Indonesia-Norway REDD+ cooperation program is divided into three phases. The first is the preparation stage.

The second is the transformation stage and the last is the contributions-for-verified emission reductions phase, which will see Norway deliver US$800 million to Indonesia if Indonesia is proved to have reduced its emissions from deforestation.

The third phase was supposed to begin in 2014. However, Indonesia has not completed the secon...