03 Jun '11, 6pm

Indonesia's moratorium map has errors, says government via @mongabay

Indonesia's moratorium map has errors, says government via @mongabay

Interview with Indonesian climate official on rainforest logging moratorium (06/03/2011) In May, Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono issued a presidential instruction laying out the specifications for a two-year moratorium on new concessions in primary forests and peatlands. The moratorium aims to create a window for Indonesia to enact reforms needed to slow deforestation and forest degradation under its Letter of Intent with Norway, which would pay the Southeast Asian nation up to a billion dollars for protecting forests. Lack of clarity complicates Indonesia's logging moratorium (05/27/2011) Lack of clarity makes it difficult to assess whether Indonesia's moratorium on new logging concessions in primary forest areas and peatlands will actually reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, according to a new comprehensive assessment of the instruction issue...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0603-indonesia_map_errors.html

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