Forests Asia Summit 2014: Indonesian president calls on successor to continue moratorium on forest concessions

 

See also: Forest Asia Summit 2014: (1) The outgoing President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, called upon his successor to continue the country’s moratorium on forest concessions - (2) Global study : REDD+ initiatives see challenges — and opportunities - (3) CIFOR’s Science@10 - William Sunderlin -  (4) Study paints nuanced picture of gender roles in forestry - (5) Funds are ‘enormous’, will is weak to fuel low-carbon economy: Experts…

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — The outgoing President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, called upon his successor to continue the country’s moratorium on forest concessions.

 

Speaking to nearly 2,000 people at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, President Yudhoyono spoke about the actions taken under his administration to protect his country’s forests. Indonesia has the third-largest area of tropical forest in the world.

 

In 2011, President Yudhoyono issued a nationwide moratorium on the issuance of new licenses for logging and other land uses in primary natural forests and peat lands. He extended the moratorium in 2013.

 

Watch videos of selected sessions from the Forests Asia Summit here.

 

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The world’s top climate scientist told an international conference today that tackling climate change is an opportunity, not a burden, and a leading financier said there is plenty of money to fund sustainable development.Find more...

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Science@10 is CIFOR's series of knowledge-sharing sessions to engage scientists, associates and staff across the organization and beyond. Watch this week's Science@10 with William Sunderlin, discussing his publication 'The Challenge of establishing REDD+ on the ground: Insights from 23 subnational initiatives on six countries'.

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Global study : REDD+ initiatives see challenges — and opportunities

 

Actions must be taken to clarify land tenure in forest-rich developing countries, and to improve the economic viability of REDD+ or risk jeopardizing efforts to reduce deforestation and mitigate climate change, a new study based on 23 forest carbon initiatives suggests.... Read More »

 

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