REDD+ National Strategy Indonesia
With more than 130 million hectares of forests covering 70 percent of its land area, Indonesia is a prime candidate to apply REDD+. It is in Indonesia’s interests to implement REDD+ programs to reduce substantial emissions from land use including forestry by significantly reducing the rate of deforestation and forest degradation. Indonesia also has an interest in participating in efforts to curb global warming because of its vulnerability to climate change impacts. Indonesia is committed to reducing emissions by 26 percent from the ‘Business as Usual’ development scenario by 2020 through utilization of its own funds and without sacrificing development in other sectors, or by 41 percent with international assistance. The government expects to accomplish this while aiming for 7 percent annual economic growth. To fulfil this commitment, the government has issued Presidential Regulation 61/2011 concerning the National Action Plan for Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases and Presidential Regulation 71/2011 concerning the Implementation of a National Greenhouse Gases Inventory.