The anniversary forest grant
Norway rewards Indonesia by leaving out peat burning from carbon accounting
By excluding massive CO2 emissions from peat burning in Indonesia, Norway recently presented a positive carbon tally and granted its first payment to the Southeast Asian forest giant for reduced emissions from deforestation. The NOK 200 million reward coincided with the 10th anniversary of the countries’ climate partnership. If emissions from peatlands had been counted, there might be no basis for payment at all, a scrutiny by Development Today shows.