“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IFC offers loans to reforest degraded land

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 11/17/2009 9:23 PM

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a private arm of the World Bank, has announced it will provide loans to local companies interested in reforesting degraded land, to reduce the impacts of climate change.

The IFC launched its sustainable-forest program on Tuesday, targeting to replant 250,000 hectares of damaged forest land — in Sumatra, Kalimantan and East and West Nusa Tenggara — within five years.

Restoring 250,000 hectares of forests could cut around 90 million tons of carbon emissions annually, which could be traded under the clean development mechanism (CDM) stipulated in the Kyoto Protocol.

“The program has several benefits; reducing greenhouse gas emissions, putting the land to a productive use and producing new jobs in rural areas,” IFC Indonesia for Sustainable Forestry program manager Kenneth Mac Dicken said Tuesday.

The program would provide a promising option to investors, as demand for forest products, including timber, would likely increase in future, he said.

“Expansion for new [production] forests will decrease because of pressure [to reduce] the high deforestation rate in Indonesia,” he said.

Replanting projects could be carried out on low-carbon stock areas such as grasslands, by planting fast-growing trees.

According to the IFC, there are around 96 million hectares of degraded land in Indonesia at present, at least 8 million hectares of which is coarse grassland.

The program aims to generate up to 90,000 jobs in rural areas.

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