Reducing Deforestation in Indonesia
Indonesia’s economic success has been accompanied by one of the world’s highest rates of forest loss. Despite these significant challenges, Indonesia has started to reverse the historically negative patterns of forest loss in recent years through policy, regulations, and leveraging results-based payments. The government of Indonesia has made significant international commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement to reduce the country’s GHG emissions, with a focus on REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, conservation of forest carbon stocks, sustainable forest management, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries). Indonesia’s actions to reduce forest conversion have significantly lowered its annual GHG emissions in recent years.