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STA partners from Pronatura Sur, A.C., Earth Innovation Institute, IPAM Amazônia, The Green Belt Movement, and Inovasi Bumi meet during the Global Landscapes Forum at COP 21 in Paris. Together, they hosted a table on promoting low-emission rural development models in the Tropics. Representatives from IPAM presented at the CCal platform as well as the SOMAI platform on indigenous threats.


EII participated in a panel on “Taking stock of REDD+”, where Executive Director Dan Nepstad explained that for "REDD+ to work in tropical frontier regions local leaders need positive incentives and recognition for the work being done."

The Greenbelt Movement helped to launch the AFR100 initiative—a major commitment by various African counties to restore 100 million hectares of degraded lands to forests by 2030.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from our partners at ‪#‎COP21‬!

Throughout the year, we host many events, some of which are open to the general public.


The New Local Government Law

In September 2014, the Indonesian government enacted the new Local Government Law, Law No. 23/2014 that replaced the old Local Government Law, Law No. 32/2004. Although it recentralizes some authority back to the central level, the new law provides clearer guidance related to the distribution of governmental functions between the central and local governments. This article summarizes the legal analysis of the old and new Local Government Laws. Specifically, this article will analyze the shift of authority and distribution of governmental functions among the central, provincial, and district governments, especially with regards to land-based sectors, including forestry, land, agriculture, and spatial planning.

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How can REDD+ protect the rights of West Papuans and the environment?

The Indonesian central government recently announced economic development as a national priority in West Papua. With commercial interests set to expand, there is an urgent need to implement land-use management systems that safeguard the welfare and rights of indigenous people and their natural environment in the province.

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Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers, Forest Conservation and Climate Change

Intergovernmental fiscal transfers (IFTs) are an innovative way to create incentives for local public actors to support conservation. This book contributes to the debate about how to conserve tropical forests by implementing mechanisms for reducing deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+).

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