Indonesia Aims For Top-Tier Carbon Accounting Across All Land Types By 2018, But Peat Proves Problematic

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Steve Zwick and Kelli Barrett

9 March 2016 | The Tropical Forest Alliance is holding its general assembly in Jakarta this week, and it’s hard to imagine a more appropriate setting.

“Indonesia can now measure the carbon flowing into and out of its forests with 95% accuracy, but it’s the peat fires that make it one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse-gas emissions, and peat is proving more difficult to measure. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry aims to deepen its accounting for peat and expand to cover farms”.

……Towards that end, the country is building the Indonesian National Carbon Accounting System (INCAS), which aims to track the “carbon flux” across all land-use types……

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