Indonesia should reduce deforestation

18 February 2015

As the most powerful woman at the UN at the moment, UN Development Programme (UNDP) head Helen Clark is touted as one of the front-runners to fill the seat of UN secretary-general once incumbent Ban Ki-moon steps down in 2017. The former New Zealand prime minister recently visited Jakarta to meet President Joko Widodo, ministers and the legislature. The Jakarta Post’s Hans Nicholas Jong spoke to Clark on her last day in Jakarta, when she talked about Indonesia’s role in the upcoming Paris Climate Conference and what the country should do in terms of its post-2015 development agenda.

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