June 5, 2020
Historical evidence of palm oil expansion in Papua
The results of a study by Greenomics Indonesia reveal that 1.2 million hectares of forest areas - 18 times the size of Jakarta - have been released to make way for palm oil plantations in the provinces of Papua and West Papua in the past 20 years.
Data from the University of Maryland released by Global Forest Watch (Jun 2) shows a decline in forest loss in Indonesia in 2019. WRI wrote on its blog "In positive news, forest loss in Indonesia decreased by 5% in 2019, marking the third year in a row of lower levels of loss.”
May 28, 2020
Climate partnership bearing fruit, RBP to-do list
The Indonesian and Norwegian governments have announced in a joint statement (May 27) that, under the leadership of Indonesian Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya, "deforestation and forest and peat degradation have declined for three years in a row."
Today (May 26) marks the 10-year signing of the Letter of Intent (LoI) between Indonesia and Norway for a climate change partnership aimed at significantly contributing to reductions in emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
May 22, 2020
RFN on Indonesia-Norway ten year partnership
No doubt this winding road will continue into the next period of partnership and those of us who support Indonesia on this path will stay the course and recognize the privilege in doing so.
“Indonesia will soon receive USD56 million as the first results-based payment for reductions in emissions from deforestation and forest degradation under a financial mechanism of the partnership," Minister Nurbaya explained in writing to foresthints.news.