29 Apr '11, 4pm

Norway: rainforest protection efforts must work through corruption challenge #REDD

Former REDD+ negotiator for Indonesia sentenced to 3 years for corruption (04/22/2011) Wandojo Siswanto, one of the negotiators for Indonesia's delegation at last year's climate talks in Copenhagen and a key architect of its Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) partnership with Norway, has been sentenced to three years in prison for accepting bribes. Election cycle linked to deforestation rate in Indonesia (04/14/2011) Increased fragmentation of political jurisdictions and the election cycle contribute to Indonesia's high deforestation rate according to analysis published by researchers at the London School of Economics (LSE), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and South Dakota State University (SDSU). The research confirms the observation that Indonesian politicians in forest-rich districts seem repay their election debts by granting f...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0429-norway_redd.html

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