REDD+ and forest fires

implications for the legal and policy forest fire management framework in Indonesia

Laely Nurhidayah, Zada Lipman, Shawkat Alam

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Abstract

Forest fires are responsible for forest degradation and are one of the most direct causes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The REDD+ initiative is considered to be a partial solution in reducing forest fires by incentivising behaviour which prevents further deforestation and degradation. In Indonesia, this mechanism may provide a significant driver for law reform and policy change to reduce forest fires. This article examines the legal and policy frameworks in Indonesia to implement and integrate REDD+ into forest fire reduction strategies. It examines the international framework of REDD+, the moratorium on forest and peatland concessions and presents a case study of the first REDD+ pilot project in Central Kalimantan. The article evaluates these initiatives and their outcomes. It then considers a number of recent strategies which Indonesia has adopted to strengthen forest and peatland protection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-267
Number of pages17
JournalEnvironmental and Planning Law Journal
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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