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Respecting the indigenous under REDD PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 January 2011 13:58

The Jakarta Post | Sat, 12/11/2010 10:36 AM | National

The Philippines, home to less than 10 million hectares of forest, is highly respected in the international forum on REDD-plus, or reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, especially because its chief negotiator comes from an indigenous community. The Philippines strongly supports the need to respect the rights of indigenous people in forest management. The Jakarta Post’s Adianto P. Simamora talked to the Philippines’ lead REDD-plus negotiator, Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, who is also head of Tebtebba, an indigenous people’s organization in the Philippines, on the sidelines of the climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico.  

RI risks businesses, forests with US$1b forest moratorium delay PDF Print E-mail

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 01/06/2011 10:44 AM | Headlines

Indonesia missed the Jan. 1, 2011 targeted start of a two-year moratorium on forest-clearing, a major part of the US$1 billion letter of intent (LoI) it signed with Norway in Oslo last May.

Forest Concessions to Be Granted in Logged Land PDF Print E-mail

Elisabeth Oktofani | January 02, 2011 The Jakarta Globe

The Forestry Ministry has announced that 500,000 hectares of land concessions will be granted this year in previously logged areas as part of a wider plan to keep virgin forests intact and slow the rate of carbon dioxide emissions.

Govt looking for seat on Green Climate Fund PDF Print E-mail

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 01/06/2011 10:24 AM | National

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.

A victory for climate and the world’s forests PDF Print E-mail

Agus Purnomo, Jakarta | Mon, 12/27/2010 9:37 AM | Opinion

In sharp contrast to widespread predictions of failure, the recently concluded Cancun meetings captured a new spirit of thinking about sustainable development and efforts to combat climate change.

This is how the game is changing: Officials, NGOs and experts meeting at Cancun are pushing a practical agenda forward.

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