4 November 2014
When Indonesia signed a $1 billion deal with Norway in 2010 on a program to halt deforestation, then-president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono set up a task force to oversee the program’s initiatives for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD+.
Since then, the task force has become the main national institution to handle all REDD+ related affairs in an attempt slow the world-leading rate at which Indonesia is losing its forests.
The Jakarta Globe’s Adelia Anjani Putri spoke with Heru Prasetyo, chairman of the REDD+ Management Agency, or BP REDD+, to discuss the programs under his office’s supervision and public awareness of forestry issues, during a recent UN-sponsored workshop on REDD+ in Yogyakarta.
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