People Director Emmy Hafild

Emmy Hafild has 22 years of experience in the Indonesian environmental movement and earned the title “Hero of The Planet” from Time magazine in 1999. Graduating from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture in 1982, Emmy began her career in the Forest Conservation Cooperation Secretariat (Skephi) in 1982. Emmy received a Fulbright scholarship to study a Master of Science in Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin in 1994. She was the Executive Director of Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI), the Indonesian Forum for the Environment, from 1996 to 2001. Later on, she was also the co-founder and Executive Director of Transparency International Indonesia (TII), an anti-corruption organization based in Jakarta, for three years. Emmy has also been the Executive Director of Greenpeace Southeast Asia. Currently, Emmy holds the position of Executive Director of the Komodo Kita Foundation.

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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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