Firm leadership will ensure the success of environmental targets

11 November 2009

 Mark Lowcockan executive of the UK Department for International Development (DFID), was recently in Indonesia to discuss several environmental issues including forestry management and poverty reduction. During the visit, Lowcock, also the director general for country programs in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, with an annual budget of *2.7 billion, also made a visit to South Kalimantan to have a close look at the condition of forest and peatland management in the province. Below is an excerpt of an interview he gave to the Jakarta Post's Adianto P. Simamora upon his arrival in Jakarta from South Kalimantan.