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UN funding forest protection in Indonesia, despite rising deforestation rates

August 21, 2020
News item image Expansion of oil palm plantations is one of the leading causes of deforestation in Indonesia; this image shows a palm plantation in Buluq Sen village, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

The UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $103 million of funding for forest protection in Indonesia, through the REDD+ programme. However, the Indonesian government promotes and engages in large-scale deforestation, with rates increasing during the pandemic. Therefore, the GCF has received widespread criticism for using inappropriate methodology for calculating avoided emissions and rewarding funding to irresponsible governments.

Read the full story from Climate Home News here.