Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How is the Forest Moratorium ?

On 26 May 2010, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono (SBY) and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg withnessed an agreement in Oslo under which Norway will invest in US$ 1 Billion forest conservation projects in Indonesia.

In return, Indonesia will suspend for two years new concessions for the conversion of peat and natural forests lands.

Part of the money will be spent on creating monitoring systems and pilot projects under as U.N backed forest preservation scheme called Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) which allows developing countries to earn money by not cutting down trees and preserving Carbon-rich peat lands, seen as a key to slow climate change because forest soak up huge amounts of greenhouse gases.

To implement the deal, Indonesia must set up a new government agency that will prioritize and coordinate REDD projects.

On 30 December 2010, President SBY announced that the Province of Central Kalimantan has been selected as a pilot REDD province, however he has not sign a decree that will make the forest moratorium legally binding.

But until February 2011, President SBY has still not sign a presidential decree that would serve as a legal instrument to stop the conversion of forest land into commercial plantations and mining area.

10 comments:

colson said...

Announcing policy and measures is so much more pleasant and easier than implementing them....

I wonder what the Norwegian government is going to do.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Colson,

One thing is that the Norwegian government will only spend money after they see that we kept our promise.

Ferdinand said...

Hem... aku ikut seneng sih ng'denger kabar ini, cuma selama blum pasti ini menguntungkan Indonesia atau kaya perjanjian2 sebelumnya yg malah merugikan Indonesia aku mending milih diem aja lah....

Oiya, Domainnya ganti .boz ya Sob? aku baru ngeh hhe..

Semangat N sukses slalu :D

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H. Nizam said...

@Ferdinand,
Apakah kita akan menerima uangnya sangat bergantung pada keseriusan pemerintah dalam menghentikan penebangan hutan baru dalam dua tahun.
Seharusnya masa tsb mulai 1 januari 2011 tapi s/d kini belum ada tanda2.


@King Money,
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TUKANG CoLoNG said...

eh iya sekarang jadi [dot]biz

hm..moga berita ini jadi konkrit

disfungsi ereksi said...

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attayaya_alam said...

semoga setelah moratorium, mereka ga gencar2 lagi menebang pohon
selamatkan hutan Indonesia
selamatkan hutan Riau

r10 said...

takutnya moratorium ini cuma diatas kertas doang..... soalnya penegakan hukum di indnesia lemah

H. Nizam said...

@TUKANG CoLoNG,
Mudah2an demikian jadinya.

@Disfungsi Ereksi,
Terima kasih atas pujiannya.

@Attayaya_Alam,
Semoga moratorium hutan benar2 dilaksanakan agar hutan di negeri kita selamat.

@R10,
Disitulah masalahnya. Tapi karena janjinya dengan negara lain dan akan terima bayaran mudah2n kali ini benar terlaksana.