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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Indonesian Forest Conversion

Indonesia will impose a moratorium on forest conversion. Moratorium (temporary suspension of logging), this forest is an agreement between Indonesia and Norway, signed in the Forest and Climate Change Conference in Oslo, Norway.

Moratorium (temporary suspension of logging) forest implemantasi reduction strategy Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradationn - REDD). In agreements (Letters of Intent - LoI) forest moratorium, Indonesia committed to conduct forest conversion moratorium and peatlands for two years beginning in early 2011. As a consequence, Indonesia will obtain a grant of one billion dollars from the Norwegian government.

As a first step the forest conversion moratorium various preparatory actions will be conducted from June 2010 until December 2010. Various such measures include the establishment of specialized agencies as implementing a moratorium that has the credibility and transparency and the National Action Plan (RAN).

No less important is the consultation between central and local government that is able to create synergy. Also be done with the business communication and consultation with indigenous organizations for successful programs moratorium (suspension) of forest conversion to be performed.
As revealed by Minister of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan, at least five areas have been proposed in morotarium signed between the Indonesian government was the Norwegian government. The five areas include Kampar (Riau), Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Bengkulu and West Papua. The Norwegian government will choose one of five proposals which are compatible with + REDD pilot project (Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

Morotarium expected with the implementation for two years, Indonesia has not it can reduce carbon emissions to 26 percent in 2020. In addition, the Indonesian-Norwegian cooperation was the first and methods are expected to become a model for other countries.

May the forest conversion moratorium made this really be done in an effort to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. So, with the moratorium on forest conversion is expected to protect the carbon Indonesia globally significant biodiversity and richness of tropical rain forests while helping local communities to more prosperous not just tempted by the value of one billion dollars was promised Norway.

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