Future of Forest Deal Unclear as Indonesia Fails to Meet DeadlineFrom International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development: Indonesia has missed a 1 January deadline to implement a two-year ban on deforestation and apply funding to support the country’s enhanced Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme. Jakarta’s inaction has led some to question the long-term viability of a US$1 billion bilateral forest conservation deal with Norway, which was signed in May 2010. Read more...
* Business Interest Blamed for Forest Moratorium Delay (The Jakarta Post, 12 January 2011)
* Greenomics Criticizes Ministry for New Decree (Greenomics, 28 January 2011)