Sunday, March 21, 2010
Carbon Gas Emission
As a consequence of this promise, Indonesia should stop deforestation and start replanting trees in the forests that have been cut down for commercial plantation, mining, etc.
Today, 6 month after SBY made his above promise, unfortunately the media have been reporting that there is no sign that deforestation will stop, as a matter of fact it seems that deforestation will be getting worst in the years to come. This can be seen from the government's plan to give licenses to mining companies, commercial plantations and electric power company to operate in protected forests.
In spite of the above, there are also good news i.e. about the actions of international food companies i.e. Unilever and Nestle to stop buying Palm Oil from Indonesian company Sinar Mas because it's Palm Plantations continued to expand into rain forests and critical Orangutan habitat.
For details, please click here, here, here and here.
I hope that the government would stop giving license to commercial companies to operate in protected forests and start massive replanting of forest, so that SBY can fulfill his promise to reduce 26% Carbon Gas Emission in 2020.
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