posted on May, 28 2010 @ 04:38 AM
Indonesia will introduce a two-year moratorium on deforestation to help tackle climate change, the country's president has said.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made the announcement in Norway on the eve of a climate conference in Oslo.
Biodiversity on planet earth is currently under extreme pressure... i believe that it is of the upmost importance to preserve and protect forests such
Indonesia has only agreed to this moratorium thanks to $1bn contribution from developed nations led by Norway.
However, is this enough? Is a 2 year moratorium just delaying the inevitable simple because it’s financially viable to do so?
Controversially (to some) i think that developed nations should help to pay for the conservation of forests, and sites of natural importance, in the
We have destroyed most of our own natural Forests and wetlands in order to get to where we are... We have replaced miles of forests with city’s,
industrial sites and agriculture.
Now we expect other nations to conserve their forests (unless, of course, they are required for our beef production or palm oil plantations to feed us
So, maybe it’s the way forward. Maybe we need to start paying for conservation in other countries.
In the developed world, we have an abundance of material items and wealth... surely giving up a little of this to help protect that which sustains us
is not too much to ask?
[edit on 28-5-2010 by Muckster]