26 December 2013
The newly established Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Agency could be used as a cash cow ahead of the elections, says a Transparency International Indonesia (TII) report.
The report said that the REDD+ task force, which was formed in 2010, had received funds for the establishment of the agency, including US$9.2 million from the UN-REDD and the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, as well as $30 million in REDD+ funds for Indonesia from the government of Norway, out of the $1 billion in funds committed.
Australia also committed to disbursing $100 million within the Indonesia-Australia Forest Carbon Partnership (IAFCP) in 2008.
Read more from the Jakarta Post here.