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  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011
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Indonesia must promote low-carbon economy

To develop a low-carbon economy, the Indonesian government should boost efforts to lure more investment in environmentally friendly technology and infrastructure, an internationally renowned energy expert suggests.

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  • Published: Nov 29th, 2010
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Indonesia’s forest protection plan at risk, says report

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Industrial interests are threatening to undermine Norway’s billion dollar partnership with Indonesia, potentially turning the forest conservation deal into a scheme that subsidizes conversion of rainforests and peatlands for oil palm and pulp and paper plantations, logging concessions, and energy production, claims a new report from Greenpeace.

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  • Published: Oct 9th, 2010
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Pulp and paper firm signs carbon deal in Sumatra

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Indonesian pulp and paper firm Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has signed a deal to protect 15,640 hectares of peat forest in Sumatra in exchange for carbon payments, reports Reuters.

Under the agreement signed with Carbon Conservation, a forest carbon broker based in Singapore, APP supplier PT Putra Riau Perkasa will forgo conversion of a concession located in carbon-dense peat forest on the Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra. The deal could avoid emissions of million tons of carbon dioxide over its 33-year life.

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  • Published: Aug 16th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Indonesia may award carbon credit to palm growers

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Jakarta: Indonesia may propose palm oil plantations be eligible to earn carbon credits under a UN-backed scheme aimed at preserving forests, a forestry ministry official said on Monday.

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  • Published: Aug 3rd, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Indonesia Committed to Reduce Carbon Emission

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VIVAnews – The Indonesian government are willing to reduce carbon emission by 75 percent compared to last year.

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  • Published: Feb 24th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Opinion: Can carbon trading save Indonesias forests?

According to Greenpeace, Indonesia had the fastest rate of deforestation in the world between the years 2000-2005. This rampant destruction

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  • Published: Feb 6th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon emissions reduction and expanding forest coverage

The Indonesian government is committed to reducing carbon emissions due to deforestation and forest degradation. President SBY said in Copenhagen that by 2020, Indonesia would reduce carbon emissions by 26 percent on its own, or 41 percent with the financial help from international donors.

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  • Published: Jan 13th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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Indonesia Aided on Carbon Emission Reduction

VIVAnews – Some countries have aided fund for Indonesia in a campaign on carbon emission reduction through bilateral agreements. The countries that have showed their commitments include Australia, Norway, and the United States.

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  • Published: Dec 19th, 2009
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Indonesia is taking a bigger role in its CO2 responsibilities

JAKARTA, Indonesia Nothing has changed. Indonesians still see money in their trees. But where once they saw money in destroying them, they are now beginning to see money in saving them.

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  • Published: Dec 17th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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INTERVIEW-Indonesia top climate negotiator sees CO2 tax by 2014

* Top Indonesia climate official sees carbon tax by 2014

* Palm oil, fossil fuels are likely target of new tax

* Funding needed for forest carbon credit monitoring

COPENHAGEN, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia will likely introduce a carbon tax on polluting industries before the government’s tenure ends in 2014, the head of the country’s delegation to climate talks in Copenhagen said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Dec 3rd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Indonesia’s Carbon Trading Pie Should Be Split Fairly: Expert

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Sanur, Bali. As nations prepare for the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen this month, an expert here on Tuesday called for delegates to make sure developing countries get their fair share of the potential benefits of a new carbon trading scheme slated for discussion.

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  • Published: Nov 18th, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Experts reject RIs carbon emission status

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Environmental experts say the country is not a carbon emitter, countering a report sponsored by the World Bank and Britains development arm that ranked the country the worlds third-largest emitter after the US and China.

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  • Published: Nov 16th, 2009
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Regional Governments Asked to be Involved in Carbon Trade

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  • Published: Sep 1st, 2009
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Agency sets map to carbon emission cuts

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An Indonesian environment agency has set out a roadmap for the government to adopt forestry, energy, transport, industrial and agriculture policies that would slash carbon emissions by the worlds No. 3 emitter.

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  • Published: Jul 23rd, 2009
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INTERVIEW-Indonesia forest projects target 13 mln CO2 offsets

* Indonesia forest projects aim to save 400,000 ha
* Annual 13 mln CO2 offsets largest of any developer
* Negotiations with palm oil firms key to success
* First offsets set to be issued in 2010

SINGAPORE, July 21 (Reuters) – Four forest-preservation projects in Indonesia backed by Australia’s Macquarie Group and conservation group Fauna and Flora International aim to yield about 13 million carbon credits a year, a senior FFI official said on Tuesday.

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  • Published: Apr 11th, 2009
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RI wants Manado meeting to target carbon trading

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A month out from the World Ocean Conference, the terms of the Manado Ocean Declaration remain unclear with Indonesia hoping to

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  • Published: Apr 9th, 2009
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INTERVIEW-PLN to sell 200,000 T carbon offsets in ’09

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  • Published: Mar 15th, 2009
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Carbon Credits May Help Cover Fast-Track Costs

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With the global recession deepening and Chinese banks increasingly reluctant to lend, Indonesia is looking to carbon credits to offset at least some of the expense of its massive $17.25 billion fast-track energy development program.

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Indonesia applies for World Bank forest CO2 scheme

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Indonesia has applied to join a World Bank program that supports developing nations’ efforts to fight deforestation and help them earn cash through the sale of tradable carbon credits.

The Bank’s $350 million Forest Carbon Partnership Facility aims to support developing states design and create projects under a U.N.-backed scheme that could eventually earn poorer nations billions of dollars a year by protecting their forests.

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  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2009
  • Category: Asia
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Carbon Credits Eyed for Fast-Track

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The government could receive up to $280 million in carbon credits from the World Bank if it decides to trade carbon credits generated from low-emissions geothermal and hydroelectric plants set to be built in the second phase of the nations

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Indonesia delays forest-carbon rules

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Indonesia has delayed releasing complete regulations on using carbon credits to protect rainforests, preferring to fine-tune rules that could earn the country billions of dollars and curb the pace of climate change.

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