15 April 2015
Indonesia and Norway agreed on Tuesday to continue cooperation on reducing forest-based gas emissions despite Jakarta’s earlier decision to disband an agency tasked with overseeing the implementation of the program.
The commitment was made during a bilateral meeting between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Jakarta on Tuesday.
Solberg is in Jakarta for a state visit from Tuesday to Thursday, her first official visit to the country during Jokowi’s presidency.
“The two countries have agreed to continue cooperation regarding the REDD+ [on reducing forest-based gas emissions], which began in 2010,” Jokowi said during a press conference after the bilateral meeting with Solberg.
Jokowi dissolved the National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+), merging it with the Environment and Forestry Ministry earlier this year.
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