REDD Programme Plus Return Discussed in Palangkaraya

Monday, September 19, 2011

Program Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) will not work properly if it does not involve the local community. This statement was delivered William Boyd, Senior Adviser GCF (Governor's Climate and Forest Task Force), in a press conference to reporters, Monday, September 19, 2011 evening in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan. 

"GCF is a unique collaboration," said Boyd is a researcher at the University of Colorado, United States. GCF, he said, was formed to provide input on a comprehensive program of REDD plus or reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. This scheme was launched since the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali in 2007.

At 20 to 22 September 2011, Central Kalimantan to host the fifth meeting of the Task Force on Climate and Forest Governor (GCF). This institute is an association of 15 states or provinces that have forests around the world. U.S. states that joined the California and Illinois, while in Brazil are Amazonas, Acre, Amapa, Mato Grosso and Para.

In Mexico, states that participate are Campeche and Chiapas. In Nigeria there is Cross River State. While there are four provinces in Indonesia who join, the Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, and Papua. Forest area of ​​all members of the GCF is 20 percent of forests worldwide.

Boyd hopes the states and provinces are joined in GCF leads the world in the development of REDD programs plus a strong and sustainable. "Not a lot of forum for dialogue between provinces in the national and international levels to develop REDD architecture," said Avi Mahaningtyas, GCF Coordinator for Indonesia.

GCF Coordinators Brazil, Mariana Nogueira Pavan, explaining the benefits of the GCF is able to grow public awareness of REDD. "The forum is to be a means of exchanging experience implementing programs to reduce emissions through the woods," he said.

Indeed, during the three-day discussion meeting will be filled by various international experts on issues of social and environmental protection, funding, and alignment plus the REDD program. The task force will also announce the establishment of a new funding mechanism for members of the GCF. UNTUNG WIDYANTO | Tempo Iteraktif
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