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Issue date: 
14 June 2011

First Growth Commences Carbon Projects in West Papua Indonesia Breaking News www.theindonesiatoday.com

Theindonesiatoday.com - First Growth Funds Limited group reports its joint venture with Greencollar Group (GCS), First Growth Forests (FGFJV), has commenced the world’s first program to develop forestry carbon projects for the whole of a province in West Papua.

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3 Jun 11

Some backgroundinfo on the forest logging moratorium in Indonesia

FORESTS As Life Support is the theme of World Environment Day this Sunday. But as Indonesian government officials and environmentalists alike celebrate the vital role the nation's forests play in sustaining biodiversity and maintaining a stable global climate, they remain deeply divided about the effectiveness of official preservation measures.

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May 30, 2011

New round of pulp and paper expansion in Indonesia

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May 21, 2011

REDD+ needs to change the way we think about forests

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May 14, 2011

Program that cuts illegal logging by providing high quality health care in Borneo wins major conservation award

The co-founder of an initiative that discourages illegal logging by bringing affordable, high quality health care to impoverished communities in Indonesian Borneo has been recognized with a prestigious conservation award.

Dr. Hotlin Ompusunggu, co-founder of Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI), was this week awarded the £30,000 Whitley Award during a ceremony hosted in London by Princess Anne.

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May 10, 2011

The timber may be certified: but is it sustainable?

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20 April, 2011

Forests and food security: What we know and need to know

BOGOR, Indonesia (20 April, 2011)_A few weeks ago, I met a senior diplomat from one of the countries where CIFOR conducts research.

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April 19, 2011

EU-Indonesia reach historic agreement on illegal timber

AFTER four years of negotiations, the EU and Indonesia have this week finalised an historic new trade agreement to stem the flow of illegal timber to European markets.

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April 22, 2011

Indonesia’s Moratorium: An Opportunity for Forests and Industry

A highly anticipated two-year moratorium on new forest conversion permits could bring fundamental improvements to forest and land management in Indonesia.

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April 22, 2011

Former REDD+ negotiator for Indonesia sentenced to 3 years for corruption

Wandojo Siswanto, one of the negotiators for Indonesia's delegation at 2009 climate talks in Copenhagen and a key architect of its Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) partnership with Norway, has been sentenced to three years in prison for accepting bribes.


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