Ahead of the upcoming visit by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ambassador Casper Klynge had a meeting on 28 April with the Indonesian Minister for Environment and Forestry, Ibu Siti Nurbaya, together with the development team.
In the meeting the Danish support to Harapan Rainforest was discussed, and MoEF shared some very positive updates on forest fires prevention including a drop of 86% in total area burned from 2015 to 2016. At the same time, 16.000 peatland canals have been blocked compared to 1.600 in 2015.
“We were very happy to hear about the amazing results achieved by MOEF in the field of forest protection, and we look forward to visit one of the most bio diverse forest over the weekend,” wrote the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia.
The visit of the Danish minister and the launch of the new government-to-government collaboration, focusing on waste management, were also discussed at the meeting.
“We are looking very much forward to cooperating on safeguarding the nature of Indonesia!”
Source: Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia