Indonesia REDD agency continuing work despite uncertain future

16 January 2015

Despite a government plan to disband the National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+) after only one year in operation, the agency maintains it will proceed with its projects this year.

BP REDD+ head Heru Prasetyo gave a presentation on the agency’s future plans on Wednesday before a number of stakeholders, including officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Agrarian and Spatial Planning Ministry, local NGOs as well as international organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

“It’s not possible for us to stop working,” Heru told The Jakarta Post after the presentation at the agency’s office in Central Jakarta.

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