The implementation limitations of and alternative policy solutions for Indonesia's REDD+ program concerning peatland restoration

Sarah Guzick, Nicholas Robinson

Abstract


Recent increases in global demand for palm oil have resulted in rapid, widespread deforestation in Indonesia, making Indonesia the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world. Although the Indonesian government has sought to pursue progressive environmental policies to curb deforestation, such as through REDD+, implementation has been hampered by legal loopholes, corruption and weak rule of law. This paper will examine two alternative carbon sequestration policies to REDD+: a drying up of the palm oil market and a buy-out of palm oil plantations.


Keywords


Indonesia; REDD+; deforestation; palm oil; peatlands; buy-out

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