26 Feb '15, 7pm

Jokowi's environmental commitments in Indonesia

Jokowi's environmental commitments in Indonesia

The Indigenous rights group AMAN claims that over 40 million hectares of 'hutan adat' (community forests) in and around 33,000 villages should be recognized under Constitutional Court decision 35/2102, which confirmed the existence of Indigenous-owned community forests. However, without a clear map shared among all agencies, at all levels of government, these rights are often overlooked. Conflict has been widespread throughout Indonesia as community lands are permitted for other uses. The One Map policy has been endorsed by AMAN, and was well-received by the now disbanded BP REDD+ cabinet ministry. It is unclear how the project will proceed under the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Siti Nurbaya, the head of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), stated that recognizing and granting rights to indigenous people through the One Map Policy is on the ministry's ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0226-jokowi-environmental-c...

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