InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA - On 21 August 2020, Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved the proposal from Indonesia to access the results-based payment (RBP) for about US$ 103,8 million (equal to Rp 1,54 billion). The fund was given as the compensation on what Indonesia achieved in reducing emission from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) in 2014-2016 covering 20,3 million CO2e.
The success of Indonesia to get the fund is the indicator of trust of the world to Indonesia. Indonesia was not only successful to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in the old time, but could be consistent to prevent the deforestation in the future.
In the late days, many thought and questioned the consistency by the inauguration of RUU Cipta Kerja because it is risky to protect the forests and environment, and the news telling the increasing deforestation during the pandemic.
Besides the politic commitment above, the public also noticed the effectiveness of the government of Indonesia to distribute the fund right on target, namely from the advantages for the susceptible people who really need the fund in the pandemic.
From what InfoSAWIT got, Yayasan Madani Berkelanjutan published Madani’s Update. The institution discussed the detail of fund, program, project management, safe-guard, indigenous people, free price, free prior informed concern, natural forests, transparency and participation, gender, complaint mechanism, forest release emission level, and the input from the civil society in the fund distribution implementation of RBP REDD+ given by GCF. (T2)