REDD+ Indonesia Newsletter – October 2015

The October 2015 REDD+ Indonesia Newsletter includes a guest column on sustainability and the financial system by Mr. Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP and Under-Secretary General at the United Nations. Mr. Troy Wiseman, CEO of EcoPlanet Bamboo shares his experience in providing alternative to timber-based products in order to reduce deforestation in the interview of the month. The Agency for Research and Development at Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources signed an MoU with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) to develop sustainable bioenergy that aims to address various concerns, and strengthen relations, between the government and private sector during the Renewable Energy Forum that took place in Bali in October. The newsletter also includes information on the Positive Impact Manifesto, FAO’s Global Forest Resources Assessment, an update on forest and peatland fires in Indonesia, and much more. As always, feedback and comments are welcome to newsletter@unorcid.org.