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Published on 24 February 2014
Data from the University of Maryland and Google shows that around 230 million hectares of forest – the equivalent of 50 soccer fields a minute – were lost between 2000 and 2012. On Thursday, the Washington D.C.-based World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with 40 other organizations, including Google and the University of Maryland, launched Global Forest Watch, an online forest monitoring and alert system…
Published on 24 February 2014
"Tree planting and preservation activities can help ensure food provision and ground water reserves," he told students gathered at the event. As part of the government's commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2020, Indonesia has pledged to plant billions of trees across the country. From 2010 to 2013, the country planted at least one billion trees under a tree-planting programme. The…
Published on 24 February 2014
Indonesia, as a developing country that will benefit from the flow of international climate finance, has shown great interest in the GCF and has continued to strive to ensure that its interests and those of other developing countries are properly represented. In fact, Indonesia has secured a seat on the GCF board, composed of an equal number of members from developing and developed countries, with…
Published on 9 January 2014
The extended forest moratorium and the REDD+ Agency in particular are crucial to help realize the governments commitment to the reduction of CO2 emissions in Indonesia by 26 percent by 2020, and by 40 percent with international support. The commitment was announced by President Yudhoyono in October 2009 and received a positive response from the Government of Norway which later agreed to sign a Letter…
Published on 9 January 2014
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, known as REDD+, is a UN-designed program to ensure that it becomes more profitable for developing countries to leave their rainforests intact, rather than chopping down forests and selling the wood. As part of the program, rich countries are expected to pay forested nations to preserve their trees. The new REDD+ Agency seeks emissions reductions by preventing deforestation…
Published on 9 January 2014
The two ministries involved in the utilization of renewable energy in the transportation sector are the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. "The initiative to utilize biodiesel for aircraft and renewable energy use is part of the government efforts to carry out its commitment to maintain the environment," Transportation Minister Evert Erenst Mangindaan said on Friday. The government, through Presidential…
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