Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Indonesia and REDD

I will get to the results of the Cancun climate change conference shortly. We will be looking at global warming in class in the next few weeks.

But for now let us look at the article Indonesia Chooses Climate Pact Pilot Province. It talks about the Indonesian government choosing the province of Central Kalimantan (Borneo) for trials with REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation). The province contains significant amounts of peat swamps and logging.

Support for REDD is one of the positive points to come out of Cancun. And Indonesia is one of the key countries for its implementation (it has the third largest rain forest).

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