New Indonesia-Norway forest pact: sweeping confidentiality clauses, weaker language on indigenous peoples, NGOs
September 14, 2022
/ By: Ann Danaiya Usher
Norway appears to have made key concessions to reach a new forest deal with Indonesia this week. The agreement includes far-reaching secrecy clauses, indigenous peoples’ participation is less explicit, and “civil society” is not mentioned at all. This Development Today analysis reveals important differences between this deal and the agreement that guided bilateral climate cooperation for a decade, until Jakarta’s abrupt exit one year ago.
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