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Indonesia’s REDD+ begins new chapter

  • Moses Ompusunggu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 6 2017   /  12:18 am

The US$1 billion-worth Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) agreement between Indonesia and Norway entered its transformation phase on Friday, with the former now beginning to work to improve infrastructure supporting the program.

The phase will end in July next year, after which Indonesia is expected to receive $800 million from Norway as agreed in a Letter of Intent signed by the two countries in 2010.

Whether or not the funds would be disbursed depends on Indonesia’s achievement in reducing forest-related emissions, a somewhat arduous road given what experts blamed as a lack of harmony between developmentalist and environmentalist sections of the country’s policymakers.

“It is not an easy mission to change the nation to see green economy as an opportunity,” said Monica Tanuhandaru, the executive director of NGO Partnership o...