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Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force Indonesia

Six Indonesian governors have joined together to find ways to stop deforestation and fight climate change. The six governors come from the most forested provinces in Indonesia: Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Aceh, Papua, and West Papua. The governors belong to the Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force (GCF) which is a unique sub-national alliance of 29 provinces and states from eight countries including Indonesia. The GCF seeks to support low-emission rural development (LED-R) as well as reducing emission from deforestation and land use (REDD+) at the level of jurisdictions. In Indonesia, INOBU acts as the country coordinator for the GCF. We provide research, technical and logistical assistance to the GCF members to support their transition to low emission-rural development.

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

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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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