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  • 27 Mar 2014
    Sustainable Palm Oil Initiative (SPO)

    In 2012, the total plantation area for palm oil production in Indonesia was estimated to account for approximately 7.65 million hectares generating 22 million tons of palm oil. Indonesia aims to double its current palm oil production to 40 million tons by 2020. Estimates vary how much land this will require vary widely, ranging from 5-20 million additional hectares. This expansion threatens remaining tropical forest and peat land.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    UNDP's Year in Review 2013

    From crisis response in the Philippines to successful elections in Madagascar and Pakistan, from South-South Cooperation to Citizen Security, UNDP had a tremendous year in 2013.

  • 30 Jan 2014
    EQUATOR PRIZE 2014 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    The Equator Initiative is pleased to announce its call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014, which will recognize twenty-five (25) local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

  • 06 Nov 2013
    GREEN COMMODITIES PROGRAMME

    Palm oil and its derivatives are part of thousands of products across the globe today. One can find it in biodiesel, cosmetics, food, as well as candles, to mention only a few. Since 1990, palm oil consumption has quintupled worldwide. The demand in Asia, where palm oil is used as cooking oil, accounts for a $44 billion industry. Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of crude palm oil, with a forecasted annual growth in production of 10 per cent. Early 2013, exports from Indonesia hit a five-year high.

  • 07 Sep 2013
    President SBY established REDD+ Agency

    President Yudhoyono signed a Presidential decree No 62/2013 to establish a new agency that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deforestation, forest degradation and peatland conversion, to be known as “the REDD+ Agency”.

  • 26 Jun 2013
    Joining Forces to Tackle Governance Challenges on Land, Forest and REDD+ in Indonesia: Launch of Governance Forestry Index

    The English version of the 2012 Indonesia Forest, Land and REDD+ Governance Index (Participatory Governance Assessment Report) was launched on Tuesday, 25 June ahead of the UN-REDD Programme’s Tenth Policy Board meeting held in Lombok, Indonesia. This process provides an analysis of the country's current state of forest and land governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • 06 May 2013
    UNDP launches Index of Forestry Protection in Indonesia

    JAKARTA – May 6 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Indonesia on Monday launched the first comprehensive forest governance index for Indonesia. The index analyses the country's current state of forest governance and the implications for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).

  • 25 Mar 2013
    Ministry of Environment and East Nusa Tenggara Province Join Forces to Fight Climate Change

    Kupang, 25 March 2013 – The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia and the Governor of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province have joined forces to fight the adverse impact of climate change in East Nusa Tenggara province The cooperation is marked by the establishment of a memorandum of cooperation between The Ministry of Environment and the Government of East Nusa Tenggara province together with the three district of Manggarai, East Sumba and Sabu Raijua.

  • 18 Mar 2013
    Asia-Pacific to comprise two-thirds of global middle class by 2030, Report says

    Jakarta, 18 March 2013— The rapid human development progress of Indonesia, China, Thailand and many other nations of East Asia and the Pacific is helping drive a historic shift in global dynamics, with hundreds of millions of people lifted from poverty and billions more poised to join the South’s fast-growing middle class, according to the 2013 Human Development Report, which is being launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    UNDP chief launches 2013 Human Development Report

    UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today launched UNDP’s 2013 Human Development Report, which charts the unprecedented rise of developing countries to create a new “global middle class.”

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Human Development Index in 2013 Report shows major gains since 2000 in most countries of South

    Norway, Australia and the United States lead the rankings of 187 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), while conflict-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and drought-stricken Niger have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievement in health, education and income, published today in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

  • 20 Dec 2012
    UNDP and Ministry of Agriculture launch Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (SPO) Initiative

    Jakarta – 20 December 2012, In order to facilitate sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia, the Ministry of Agriculture, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and several multinational corporations have partnered to develop the Sustainable Palm Oil (SPO) Initiative. This initiative will help Indonesia break new ground in terms of building a greener economy that promotes growth, equity and livelihood. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest producers of palm oil.