Indonesia Inks Agreement With Bezos Earth Fund

Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) and the Bezos Earth Fund (BEF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum (OTFF) 2024 in Norway.

The MoU, signed by Minister Siti Nurbaya and BEF Senior Fellow Lord Zac Goldsmith, aims to support Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and FOLU Net Sink 2030 goals.

“This partnership supports multi-stakeholder efforts from the private sector and philanthropy, benefiting local and indigenous communities,” stated Minister Siti. Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Andreas Bjelland Eriksen, also attended the signing.

The collaboration is founded on mutual commitment to several key areas:

  1. Climate Leadership: Supporting Indonesia’s goal to achieve net carbon absorption from forestry and other land uses by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement.
  2. Conservation Efforts: Expanding social forestry targets, including legal recognition of customary forests to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable land management.
  3. Conservation Areas: Managing existing conservation areas and establishing new national parks to maintain ecological diversity and enhance environmental resilience.
  4. Innovative Partnerships: Developing conservation concession partnerships within logging areas to protect ecosystems through innovative permits and revised business plans.
  5. Policy Dialogue and Technical Alignment: Facilitating policy dialogue to align Indonesia’s methodologies with global standards, ensuring international support for sustainable practices.
  6. Multi-sectoral Engagement: Engaging local communities and international partners to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive implementation strategy.

“This partnership underscores a commitment to sustainable development, biodiversity conservation, and climate resilience,” Minister Siti emphasised. The event was attended by Indonesian officials, NGO representatives, and international partners.