Indonesia tries to learn from Brazil’s success in REDD+

By Hans Nicholas
November 10, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

JAKARTA — Indonesia is taking a page out of Brazil’s playbook as it seeks to catch up on its carbon reduction commitments and net a financial windfall. Indonesia, a major emitter of carbon dioxide, largely through its forestry sector, has committed to initiatives to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), in exchange for pledged funding of $1 billion from the Norwegian government. But while Norway has made good on a similar pledge to Brazil… the lack of progress by Indonesia has seen it receive just $112 million of the promised funds to date, according to data from Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry. The ministry now hopes to jump-start the program by emulating the Brazilian model.

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