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Lessons for REDD+ from measures to control illegal logging in Indonesia - report summary

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C. Luttrell
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Indonesia has committed to reducing its emissions from land use, land use change and forestry by 26 percent by 2020. One way the country plans to meet this target is by committing to the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation+ (REDD+) mechanism. It has also signed up to the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs).This short summary of the main report captures focuses on comparing REDD+ and FLEGT-VPA legislation and highlighting cross-cutting issues in order to better tackle illegal logging in Indonesia. Seven cross-cutting areas are identified: broad governance challenges; law enforcement; specific technical MRV-related challenges; securing compliance with social and environmental safeguards; access to information; institutional reforms and capacity; engendering ownership.