Peat Moratorium

During the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a policy was issued to suspend the issuance of new permits in natural forests and peat areas since 2011. This is done to improve the long-term peatland management that affects the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest ecosystem degradation.

Suspension of granting new permits for primary natural forests and peatlands located in conservation forest, protected forest, and production forest, including limited production forest, regular or permanent production forest, and convertible production forest, as well as area for other uses, as stated in the Indicative Map on the Suspension of the Issuance of New Permits (PIPPIB), which is continuously updated every six months.

This policy continued until the administration of President Joko Widodo and was finally changed from a suspension to termination of granting new permits through Presidential Instruction Number 5 of 2019.

Let's pay attention to the development of this moratorium on granting permits on peatlands.

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