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January 2011

Stewardship Agreements to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Indonesia

January 2011: The ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins has released a policy brief that describes efforts to reduce conflicts over who controls forests and forest margins.The brief, titled "Stewardship Agreements to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Indo

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January 5, 2011

Coffee Forest vs. Village Carbon Forest

Are thousands of citizens of Masurai Subdistrict, Merangin District guilty if they independently utilize area of HPH (forest concession) which has been abandoned since 15 years ago as public coffee plantations? Regulation and legislation ensure cultivation and utilization of forest areas by th

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Govt looking for seat on Green Climate Fund

Looking to influence how climate change money is allocated, Indonesia will nominate a candidate to serve on the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) board, the Environment Minister says.

The GCF, which implements the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will have 25 board members, and be comprised of 15 officials from developed countries and 10 officials from the developing world, including seven Asian members.

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27 Dec 2010

Indonesia’s Corruption Legacy Clouds a Forest Protection Plan

Flying over the Indonesian half of the island of New Guinea, rainforest stretches like a sea of green, broken only by rugged mountain ranges and winding rivers. The verdant canopy shows little sign of human influence. But as you near Jayapura, the provincial capital of Papua, the tree cover becomes patchier — a sign of logging — and red scars from mining appear before giving way to the monotonous dark green of oil palm plantations and, finally, grasslands and urban areas.

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December 29, 2010

Exports of pulp from Indonesia should gain momentum in coming months

Exports of pulp from Indonesia should gain momentum in coming months, adding further instability to the market. The increased supply of raw materials from Indonesia, mainly to Chinese customers, due to local government approval for the planting of forests in new areas,  can lead to higher capacity utilization of factories. There is a new factory, in Kerinci (Sumatra), which should start producing 850 000 tones.

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Dec 10, 2010

Finland to fund sustainable energy from forests in Indonesia

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October 27, 2010

Seems some dispute on forestry is ongoing in DownUnder and SE-Asia...

Conservation Debate I: A Question of Credibility

William Laurance et al | October 27, 2010

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Wood or climate change forestry

Much is said about how forestry will be an important part of Indonesia’s emission reduction plan.  Many in the conservation community believe that the best way to reduce net emissions is to reduce the area of forest harvested for wood products or land cleared for conversion to agriculture or

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October 9, 2010

Pulp and paper firm signs carbon deal in Sumatra

Indonesian pulp and paper firm Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has signed a deal to protect 15,640 hectares of peat forest in Sumatra in exchange for carbon payments, reports Reuters.

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Government to boost voluntary deals

Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said he saw no promising future for any deal regarding REDD ahead of the upcoming climate talks in Mexico, prompting his office to aim to forge voluntary pacts with rich nations.


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