Indonesian REDD+ Agency to focus on jurisdictional approaches

11 November 2014

The government will intensify the implementation of its jurisdictional approach to ensure that any development programs are environmentally friendly, an agency has said.

The National Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Agency (BP REDD+) said on Tuesday that the approach needed to be implemented on a larger scale as it offered many benefits.

"For us in Indonesia, the jurisdictional approach for REDD+ should be realized nationally and implemented cross-functionally through district and provincial governments," said the agency's head, Heru Prasetyo, during an international conference held by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in the Sultan Hotel in Jakarta.

He said the approach allowed local governments to be involved directly in forest management and sustainable agriculture planning by working closely with various stakeholders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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