LUMENS lights the way to a green economy
A new participatory land-use planning method being trialled in Indonesia promises to deliver the groundwork for a ‘green’ economy
Indonesia has set an ambitious target to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 41% by 2020, as stated in Presidential Regulation for a National Action Plan For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (known as the RAN-GRK). An 88% reduction is required from the land-based sector. To achieve this, all levels of government must identify the emissions in their jurisdictions and implement plans to reduce them. This isn’t easy in a nation with a population of 250 million growing at 1.2% a year that has the third-highest rate of emissions in the world, mainly from deforestation, which have helped fuel economic growth averaging more than 5% a year for the last decade.