Indonesia's President Jokowi today issued a moratorium on the conversion of peatland. According to the government regulation issuing the moratorium, activities that degrade the hydrological functions of peat are illegal. The moratorium could – if properly monitored and enforced – contribute greatly to future fire prevention and significantly reduce Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions. It could...

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‘I would like to congratulate this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. ‘The prize has been awarded to a leader who has shown great political courage in taking a seat at the negotiating table to seek a peaceful solution to the longest-running conflict in Latin America.

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Det forventes nye protester i Jakarta den 2. desember. Protestene er en oppfølging av demonstrasjonene 4. november og et krav om at den nå blasfemi-tiltalte jakartaguvernøren må arresteres i påvente av at saken kommer for retten. Det er ikke gitt løyve til demonstrasjoner, men myndighetene har gitt tillatelse til fellesbønn fra 08 til 13 i området ved Monas. Det er ventet at politiet og andre...

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The report outlines that several organisations advocated for the implementation of the Village Law, in addition to other key results in Indonesia.

Civil society is an important complement to the bilateral and multilateral support under Norway’s Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). During the period 2013-2015, Norway supported 20 civil society organisations whose projects benefitted Indonesia.

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Indonesia and Norway partners with the World Resources Institute Indonesia to map priority peatland areas in order to support peatland restoration. WRI will help increase transparency in the management of Indonesia's forests and peatlands.

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- Norway and the US share the goal of halting global deforestation. By strengthening collaboration between our two countries on forests and climate change, we can contribute to a more rapid and forceful implementation of the Paris agreement and the sustainable development goals, says Vidar Helgesen, Minister of the Climate and Environment in Norway.

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for halting deforestation by 2020. The climate agreement in Paris aims to limit global temperature increase to well below 2 °C, and establishes that tropical forests will be key to reaching that goal.

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