REDD+ Readiness Through Selected Project Activities, Financial Mechanisms, and Provincial Perspectives in Indonesia
Climate change has become the international issue of the moment. Because most of Indonesia’s emissions result from deforestation, land degradation, inappropriate land uses, and land use conversion, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)+ has become an eminent priority for Indonesia. This study primarily draws on insights from national and subnational experiences on REDD+ readiness in Indonesia. A literature review, web-based searches, a questionnaire, and in-depth interviews were applied to compile data. Comprehending the REDD+ current status and the challenge of a REDD+ financial mechanism were obtained from reviewing secondary data. The provincial level perspective on REDD+ was acquired through assessment of the questionnaire and in-depth interview results. This study showed that REDD+ issues are evolving quickly and several established regulations are as yet inadequate to cope with REDD+ uncertainties. Hence, remaining issues related to strategy, capacity building, methodology, regulation, and financing schemes need to be developed and strengthened to succeed in REDD+ implementation. In addition, this study revealed that the knowledge level on REDD+ issues between stakeholders at the province level was comparable. However, the stakeholders at the province level had a tendency to have different opinions related to REDD+ issues.
KeywordsDeforestation Knowledge level Opinion Readiness REDD+ working group REDD+
Our deep gratitude to the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, the Global Environment Leaders Program of IDEC Hiroshima University, the Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, the UNREDD Programme Indonesia, the Forestry Service of Central Sulawesi Province, and the REDD+ Working Group Members of Central Sulawesi Province, which supported me to conduct this research.
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