Indonesia's REDD+ Strategy and Implementation Approach
Sponsored Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies
Chung-wen Shih Conference Room, 1957 E Street, NW, Suite 503
Dr. Mubariq Ahmad
Adviser for Climate Change Policy, World Bank;
Strategy Working Group Leader,
Indonesia's Presidential Task Force on REDD+
After the announcement by Indonesia's President in September 2009 at the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh that Indonesia will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions by 26-41% under the "business-as-usual" scenario by 2020, significant donor attention and support has been given to Indonesia. The United States, Norway, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan are the top bilateral partners for Indonesia in this effort. The U.S. Government, through the USAID forestry program and the MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation) is actively supporting Indonesia's effort to reduce GHG emissions.
As emissions from forests and changes in land use practices are the main sources of GHG emission in Indonesia, REDD+ (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus) is an obvious choice as a mechanism to reduce emissions. REDD+ has been officially adopted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a vehicle to achieve emissions reduction in the land-based sector. The Indonesian Government also sees REDD+ as a strategic entry point toward its goal of realizing a green economy.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Ahmad on the significant progress that Indonesia has made in implementing REDD+ and the challenges that lie ahead.
Dr. Mubariq Ahmad currently works as Adviser for Climate Change Policy at the World Bank Indonesia Office and leads the Strategy Working Group with Presidential Task Force on REDD+. He is also active in several forums on green economy. From 2003 to 2009, he worked as Executive Director of WWF Indonesia. He also served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Forest Dialogue/TFD (2000-2008), and a member of the WEF Council on Ecosystem and Biodiersity (2008-2011).
Dr. Ahmad holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics from Michigan State University, an MA in International Trade and Finance from Columbia University, New York, and a BA in Economics from the University of Indonesia. While teaching at the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia, Dr. Ahmad has served in international editorial board of Elsevier's Journal of Forest Policy and Economics since 2000.
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