Carbon Emissions Can Be Reduced With Ecosystem Restoration

Carbon Emissions Can Be Reduced With Ecosystem Restoration

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Indonesia could reduce emissions by 26% by 2020 as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono promised at a G-20 meeting in Pittsburg, United States some time ago.

According to the Director General of Forestry Production Development of the Ministry of Forestry, Hadi Daryanto, in Jakarta, Indonesia can reduce its emission level to cope with climate change due to global warming.

These efforts include the permit to utilize timber forest ecosystem restoration (IUPHHK-RE) and accelerated development of Industrial Plantation (HTI) as well as Community Hutan (HTR) which can absorb carbon as well as supply of raw materials for the forest industry, he said.

"Trees from HTI / HTR can absorb emissions and the timber can be industrialized, and the Minister of Forestry has issued permits (IUPHHK-RE) of 568,581 hectares," said Hadi.

He mentioned that the production forest area of ??568,581 hectares is for seven IUPHHK-RE. In addition, MoF also received five other IUPHHK-RE applications covering 566,394 hectares and five unprocessed applications for forest area of ??512,286 hectares.

"Actually, the Ministry of Forestry has set aside two million hectares for an ecosystem restoration that has been appreciated by the British Empire, as a party to the high emission levels of industrialized countries," Hadi said.

According to him, the arrival of Prince Charles of England a few months ago to Indonesia is not without purpose. One of the objectives of the visit was to offer financing for the management of this ecosystem restoration. Barternya, carbon uptake of forest restoration with the management period for 35 years.

Hadi asserted, ecosystem restoration provides many benefits. In addition to the voluntary carbon trading opportunities available through the voluntary market, ecosystem restoration can also increase the acceptability of environmental water services services, nature tourism, biodiversity protection, and at the same time seek germplasm banks.

Until now, it is known that the 17 largest and most polluting countries in the world gathered on Sunday (18/10) to seek a breakthrough in financing climate change and reduce gas emissions that cause global warming.

However, it seems that talks lead to the refusal of rich countries to provide funds as compensation for their emissions.

"Rich countries only dare to pledge to reduce their emissions by at least 40% by 2020. Although not offset by carbon sequestration, rich countries have issued a commitment to at least give US $ 200 billion to break the current impasse," explains activist Friends of The Earth, Asad Rehman.But Environment Minister Ed Miliband admits there has been progress in the discussion. "We have seen countries move towards one another: India, Japan, China and Indonesia which have made significant changes in recent weeks," Miliband said. (kpl / cax)

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