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UK opens unit to transfer climate change expertise in Indonesia
May 09, 2011
The Jakarta Post
The UK Climate Change Unit was designed to provide British funding and expertise to help Indonesia meet its targets in tackling climate change and promoting green, sustainable growth.
Previously, the UK’s climate change assistance to Indonesia was managed by two entities: the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The new unit will help Indonesia tap part of the £2.9 billion (US$4.5 billion) made available to the recently established International Climate Fund (ICF).
The UK Climate Change Unit is currently working with the governor of Papua to develop a high-level plan for low carbon growth and green development in the province. It is estimated that Papua can build a carbon neutral-economy that preserves its forests with a $4.75 billion investment over 25 years.
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