Germany Aids Indonesia’s Efforts to Cut Carbon Emission from Deforestation

Germany’s top aid agencies, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit and Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, are working with the Indonesian government to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

GIZ is granting €6.75 million ($9.7 million) while KfW will provide €20 million to the Forest and Climate Change program, or ForClime, the Indonesian forestry ministry told the Antara news agency on May 27, according to BNO News.

ForClime seeks to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the Indonesian forestry sector by 300,000 to 400,000 tons over a seven-year period. 

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