Climate and Forest


Indonesia has the third largest expanse of tropical forest in the world. Indonesia Indonesia has set a bold target to reduce CO2 emissions and Norway wants to support the Indonesian government’s efforts to realize its commitment. Therefore, Indonesia and Norway entered into a partnership in 2010, which was formalised in the Letter of Intent. Since then Norway has provided technical and financial support through the bilateral cooperation, multilateral institutions and civil society organisations. Please find more information in the side bar.

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Norwegian Government launched a fund to trigger private investments in deforestation-free agriculture. Read more

The report outlines that several organisations advocated for the implementation of the Village Law, in addition to other key results in Indonesia.

Civil society is an important complement to the bilateral and multilateral support under Norway’s Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI). During the period 2013-2015, Norway supported 20 civil society organisations whose projects benefitted Indonesia. Read more

The UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for halting deforestation by 2020. The climate agreement in Paris aims to limit global temperature increase to well below 2 °C, and establishes that tropical forests will be key to reaching that goal. Read more

Later this months, the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative has invited partners from all over the world to participate in this event which is held bi-annually in Oslo. Read more

Picts (from top left, clockwise). Meeting with President HE Joko Widodo, tree adoption at Merabu Village, Meeting with Finance Minister HE Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister Helgesen address at the Climate Festival, Bilateral Meeting with Minister HE Siti Nurbaya (KLHK), and live interview with Benor FM (Community Radio Station by Orang Rimba). . 
Photo: Humas KLHK and Lisetta Trebbi.

Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, visited Indonesia from 2 – 5 February 2016. During those days, Minister Helgesen met with President Joko Widodo, Minister of Environment and Forest; Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister of Finance; Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Retno P Marsudi, Minister for National Development Planning; Sofyan Djalil, Head of Badan... Read more

Indonesia's President Jokowi today issued a moratorium on the conversion of peatland. According to the government regulation issuing the moratorium, activities that degrade the hydrological functions of peat are illegal. The moratorium could – if properly monitored and enforced – contribute greatly to future fire prevention and significantly reduce Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions. It could... Read more

Norway-Indonesia REDD+ partnership - Frequently asked questions In May 2010, Norway and Indonesia entered into a climate and forest partnership to support Indonesia’s efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests and peat lands. Indonesia has since then, taken decisive action to reduce its forest and peat related greenhouse gas emissions. Norway has committed to... Read more

Civil society is seen as an important agent of change and central actor in furthering and applying REDD+. The Norwegian funding to civil society organisations is an integrated and strategic compone...

  In May 2010, Norway and Indonesia entered into a climate and forest partnership to support Indonesia’s efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests and peat lands..


Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom announced during the Paris climate summit a collective aim of providing $5 billion to support countries that are “reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation”, known as REDD+. Read more

Forest and climate Counsellor Rannveig Knutsdatter Formo and Zulfira Warta (WWF) being shown around the plant nursery at Resak Elementary School. The students are responsible for the care of the plants - from seedlings to harvesting.

On 29 September – 2 October, Embassy staff visited environmental projects in East Kalimantan province together with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Indonesia. Norway has supported WWF’s work in the two eastern districts Kutai Barat and Mahakam Ulu for the last six years. Read more

Ten journalists from ten different provinces visited the Royal Norwegian Embassy on Wednesday 19 August 2015. They are participants in a project carried out by Dr. Soetomo Press Institute (LPDS), with Norwegian support, aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge of climate change and the REDD+ initiative among Indonesian journalists. Read more

Prime Minister Erna Solberg had dialogue with Orang Rimba groups in Bungo district, Jambi in April 2015. 

In April 2015, over a quarter of a million people flocked to the National Mall in Washington for the Global Citizen Earth Day concert. They urged leaders to take action to protect our planet and its people from the devastating effects of climate change. Read more

Photo: Lawrence Hislop .

Today, Norway submitted its 2030 climate target to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In December this year, a new global climate agreement is to be concluded at the UN Climate Conference in Paris. Read more

Photo: ©University of Indonesia, Center for Environmental Studies.

Ambassador Stig Traavik was invited by the Center for Environmental Studies, University of Indonesia to hold a lecture on Norway’s climate change commitment on Thursday, 5 March 2015 at the Salemba campus. Around 100 participants attended the session representing the University’s master and doctoral degree students, alumni as well as interested network. Read more

Photo: M. Edliadi for CIFOR.

A new analysis shows that the destruction of natural forests in Indonesia declined by 48 percent in the period 2012 to 2013. The numbers are yet to be quality assured, but we hope this is a sign that the government’s actions against deforestation in Indonesia have begun to show result, says Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Ms. Tine Sundtoft. Read more

On 24 November, Indonesia presented a draft national Forest Reference Emissions Level (FREL) submission at a stakeholder meeting in Jakarta. Indonesia plans to submit its national FREL to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2014. Read more

Civil society organisations working on Climate and Forest issues in targeted developing countries are invited to submit proposals in a new five-year program awarding a total grant of about 1,5 billion NOK. Read more

In October Ambassador Traavik visited the district of Raja Ampat in West-Papua. This was his first visit to the Province and the welcome by a group of dancing youth in traditional costumes was much appreciated. The delegation from the Embassy spent the next couple of days travelling the district by boat together with the country director of United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and... Read more