Jusuf Kalla School Government (JKSG) proves it existence in educational development and its contribution toward better Indonesia. Ashley Marie Enrichi, a researcher from Department of Geography, University of Maryland comes to Indonesia with assistance by JKSG to examine the implementation of REDD+ Policy.
According to Ashley on seminary held this morning, Tuesday (05/06/12) in Meeting room of Social and Political Science Faculty, REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is an effort to create a financial value for the carbon stored in forests, offering incentives for developing countries to reduce emissions from forested lands and invest in low-carbon paths to sustainable development. While, “REDD+ goes beyond deforestation and forest degradation, and includes the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. Technically, the program is try to reduce cutting trees of Indonesian forest, limiting the production of woods as it should be keep save.
“Why Indonesia ? Because Indonesia is one of Pilots country on forest degradation” Said Ashley. Kalimantan is a good example for deforestation and forest degradation, that’s why this research will specified on implementation of REDD+, also it monitoring and evaluation.
In discussion session, Achmad Nurmandi, Director of JKSG said that the policy will meet several problems in very early step. To implement the policy is need support from various stakeholders, Government is the importance one. But, it should be consider that Indonesian decentralization give more authority to local government. It then make a sense when there an overlapping administration between national and local government. “Even national level says yes, it is not guarantee the policy is success, because the local government can decide whether they want to permit any mining activities that lead to deforestation is open or not”, add Nurmandi.
Another thing should be consider that what Mr. Eko Priyo Purnomo, S.IP, M.Sc, M.Res, Lecturer of Governmental studies department said that what REDD+ policy do is just blame Indonesia as the one who contribute in global warming. “What developed countries do as a producer of carbon monoxide as their industrial activities?” said Eko.
The seminar is close with a feedback from Ashley to the questions, one thing those developed country can do is only fund for such saving planet policy, and help the country that have huge number of forest to keep it save. This is a challenge of the program, and also for this research project.
Whatever the perspective of people, the thing people should underline here is to do even small action toward saving planet from global warming, climate change and its companions. Indonesia should contribute for making better world, and JKSG just start it.