Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar and the Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway, Ola Elvestuen, announced that the two countries have been launching a new phase of their landmark bilateral climate and forest partnership since 2010. The two countries have agreed to the rules for results-based payments from Norway to Indonesia to reduce the emissions. During a joint press conference on Saturday (16/02) in Jakarta, Norwegian Climate and Environment Minister, Ola Elbeatuen said that Indonesia have to reach the 41 percent of gas emission reduce according to the Paris Agreement.
"For Indonesia the goal is to reduce by 41 percent with international cooperation so the Norwegian cooperation with Indonesia would be one part together to reach the committment but the main committment is Indonesia and what we can do to support it. Well they have our technical team that work continouslly with Indonesia so I think this is really a cooperation also that has influenced here in Indonesia but also international and it create standard with the work that we also have with other nations in forestry" Norway climate and environment Minister, Ola Elvestuen said.
According to the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Indonesia has implemented a number of critical forms of land and forest use for several years. The Indonesian government has introduced new ways to protect forests including a ban on destroying primary forests and peatlands. Indonesia has also conducted a review of the consistency of the existence of forests and agriculture and the proliferation of forest crimes. More importantly, customary and other communities now have the right to use land. (VOI/NUKE/AHM)