Are Norway’s one billion dollars to Indonesia saving its rainforests?
To find out, check out this fantastic trip to Indonesia with Norway’s climate and environment minister Vidar Helgesen.
In 2010, Norway’s government declared it would give Indonesia one billion dollars to stop the tropical country’s rapid deforestation.
But progress in Indonesia has been so bad that Oslo has handed over only 60 million dollars, raising questions about whether even the most magnanimous efforts at stopping deforestation can succeed.
The Financial Times has travelled with Norway’s climate and environment minister Vidar Helgesen to Indonesia to investigate what is going on in the country.