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Indonesia’s Moratorium: An Opportunity for Forests and Industry

Objectives – Does the preamble clarify the objectives of a temporary suspension of new permits to achieve long term improvements in land use planning and permitting processes? Definitions – Are terms clear and consistent with achieving the stated objectives? Key terms which have not yet been defined include: conversion, natural forest, primary forest, secondary forest and peatland. Data – Are the data and maps that will be used or created to determine the areas impacted by the moratorium accurate and appropriate? Appropriate data will depend on definitions, but at a minimum would include information on land cover and forest type, land use, legal status, and land rights—including but not limited to permits. Permits – Which permits are included and excluded from the moratorium? This will determine the project development options of companies, communities, and local governmen...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/stories/2011/04/indonesias-moratorium-...

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