Indonesia Terminates the LoI on REDD+ with Norway

JAKARTA, SAWIT INDONESIA – The Government of the Republic of Indonesia has decided to terminate the Letter of Intent between the Government of the Kingdom of Norway and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on cooperation on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (LoI on REDD+) effective on September 10, 2021.

The Indonesian Government has conveyed the decision to terminate the Letter of Intent to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Jakarta through a Note Verbale, in accordance with Article XIII of the Letter of Intent.

The Government decision to terminate the Letter of Intent after a series of thorough inter-ministerial consultations. The decision is also based on the lack of concrete progress on the implementation of the obligation of the government of Norway to deliver the results-based payment for Indonesia’s achievement in reducing 11,2 million CO2eq greenhouse gas emissions in 2016/2017, that has been verified by international organization.

The decision to terminate the LOI will in no way to affect the Indonesian Government commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Indonesia has recorded many significant progress and achievements to fulfil its obligation under the Paris Agreement, which has been ratified, including in attaining sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Indonesia’s achievement can also be seen, among others, on the lowest rate of deforestation in the past 20 year, including the significant reduction on forest fires.

Source: The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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