Scrapping green deal with Norway won't undo Indonesia's efforts to protect forests: Experts

A 2019 photo shows smoke covering a forest during fires in Kapuas regency, near Palangka Raya, in Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia.
A 2019 photo shows smoke covering a forest during fires in Kapuas regency, near Palangka Raya, in Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA - Indonesia's move to terminate a longstanding US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion) green deal with Norway is unlikely to derail the efforts of the world's eighth-biggest carbon emitter to protect its rainforests and cut carbon emissions from deforestation and land use conversion.

But Indonesia's moratorium on new oil palm plantations, which expired on Sunday (Sept 19), might stand in its way if not extended, experts warn.

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