Friday, September 25, 2009

Indonesian President to Address Climate Change

One aspect of the climate change challenge is deforestation--especially in the third world. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will speak to the G20 about the need for developed countries to provide developing nations with aid so they can preserve their forests without retarding development and economic growth.

Rizky Andriati Pohan (pictured on the right) reports for the daily newspaper "Jurnal Nasional" in Jakarta. She says Indonesia, which is 70% forest, has preservation laws to prevent over-cutting, but private companies reward local governments financially to ignore the laws.

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