National | Updated 19 September 2018

Total Protection of Peatlands and Peatland Permit Review

Joko Widodo
President of the Republic of Indonesia
Category
Review on Business Permit
Status
Ongoing
Pledge Description

President Joko Widodo delivered his pledge to undertake comprehensive peatland protection.

“Yesterday I instructed the Minister of the Environment and Forestry. Peat cannot be taken for granted; it must be protected, because it is an ecosystem. And it is not only the inner peat that we must protect, but also the entire peatland area,” he emphasized.

President Joko Widodo also pledged to review business permits in peatlands by assigning this task to the Minister of the Environment and Forestry. “Regarding company permit revocation, I have instructed the Minister of the Environment and Forestry to take care of it,” he said.

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TODAY
19 September
2018
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Challenge
  1. Lack of integration of the president’s pledge in related ministries’ and institutions’ strategic work plans. As the result, government bodies’ efforts do not support implementation of the president’s pledge.
  2. No clear point of contact. The Head of the Precedential Staff Office is not optimally facilitating this integration.
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National Solution Recommendations
  1. Lack of integration of the president’s pledge in related ministries’ and institutions’ strategic work plans. As the result, government bodies’ efforts do not support implementation of the president’s pledge.
  2. No clear point of contact. The Head of the Precedential Staff Office is not optimally facilitating this integration.
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