Ministerial Regulation P. 20/Menhut-II/2012 on Implementation of Forest Carbon

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Summary

Regulation No. P.20/Menhut-II/2012 replaces the procedures to apply for a permit or permission from the Ministry of Forestry for REDD+ activities that were found in Regulation No. P.68/Menhut-II/2008 and Regulation No. P.30/Menhut-II/2009. According to Regulation No. P. 20/Menhut-II/2012, forest carbon projects can be implemented in state forests that have been designated to have the functions of either production, protection, conservation or a private/community forest. The proponents of forest carbon activities can be the government, state-owned or private enterprises, cooperatives or a community. In order to obtain an ‘operating licence for forest carbon,’ the project proponent submits a written request to the Minister of Forestry that includes a description of the project activities, the project map, duration, estimated value of the activities and risk management.