UNDP: REDD`s Implementation Needs Support Of All Parties

Source : Antara
April 28, 2011
Editor Priyambodo RH

The implementation of the Reducing Emissions
from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program needs support
from all parties, according to Administrator of the United Nations
Development Program (UNDP) Helen Clark, Wednesday (April 27).

“The central and regional governments, the private sector and the local
community must be actively involved in this program,” Helen Clark said
when visiting Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan.

“The Indonesian Government is on the right path of progress, and has a
chance to cut the carbon emission in accordance with the ambitious
target of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono up to 26 percent by 2020,”
she said.

The UNDP administrator said the people could participate in the
reduction of carbon emission within the REDD scheme by not buying goods
coming from illegal logging activities.

She also hoped that the private sector could also provide certification
on the origin of the products that they sell because consumers need to
know the origins of the products.

Helen, the former prime minister of New Zealand, said for the UNDP, the
important thing is how the people could get benefit from the REDD
program.

Central Java Governor Agustin Teras Narang said that he and his staff
continued the public campaign on REDD+ Program in his province.

The Central Government based on the presidential decree no. 19/2010 has
set up a task force to handle REDD program under the presidential
working unit on the Development Supervision and Control field led by
Kuntoro Mangkusubroto.

REDD Plus is the extension of climate change mitigation approach from
forestry to other sectors such as agriculture, plantation, mining and
energy, or other utilization of forest resources. (Uu.F001/HAJM)

Link : http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/70745/undp-redds-implementation-needs-support-of-all-parties

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