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East Kalimantan is the Only Province to Receive a Carbon Reduction Incentive of IDR 1.7 T from the World Bank

Source: https://persepsinews.com/berita-nasional/kaltim-satu-satunya-provinsi-terima-insentif-penurunan-karbon-rp-17-t-dari-world-bank/

Jakarta – Governor of East Kalimantan Isran Noor together with Minister of Forestry and Environment (LHK) Siti Nurbaya Bakar, together with representatives of regional heads in East Kalimantan witnessed the signing of an incentive payment agreement for East Kalimantan Province within the framework of REDD+ and the FCPF program.

The signing was carried out by the Main Director of the Environmental Fund Management Agency (BPDLH) Djoko Hendratto together with the Head of the East Kalimantan Provincial BPKAD, and the Heads of the BPKAD 8 (eight) districts/cities, namely Berau, Kutai Kartanegara, West Kutai, East Kutai, Mahakam Ulu, Paser, North Penajam Paser and Balikpapan City.

The signing of the FCPF incentive payment agreement was carried out at the moment of the 2022 Adipura Award which was held by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry at the Dr Soedjarwo Auditorium, Manggala Wanabakti Building, Jakarta, Tuesday (28/2/2023).

Governor Isran Noor expressed his gratitude to the Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar and the Director General of PPI Laksmi Dwanti for the agreement to pay incentives to reduce exhaust emissions produced which has been calculated in East Kalimantan. Isran Noor believes that in the future many other provinces that have reduced exhaust emissions will follow East Kalimantan's example.

"We are grateful that today an agreement has been signed for the payment of FCPF-CF incentives for East Kalimantan, from the first payment. Which was signed by BPDLH Ministry of Finance and BPKAD for East Kalimantan Province and districts/cities throughout East Kalimantan," said Isran.

"We are proud, just do it. Coordinate as soon as possible because the funds are already there, just waiting for a while to enter the regional treasury," added Isran.

East Kalimantan succeeded in reducing carbon emissions by around 30 million tons of CO2 equivalent and the World Bank assessed it by 22 million tons of CO2 equivalent.

Governor Isran Noor gave his appreciation to the regencies/cities in East Kalimantan which won the Adipura 2022 award. Namely, the City of Balikpapan won the Adipura Kencana for the big city category, the City of Bontang won the Adipura for the medium city category, the City of Tanah Grogot and the City of Penajam won the Adipura for the small city category.

"We are proud because there are regions in East Kalimantan that won the Adipura 2022 award, both in the small city, medium city and golden city categories. Good. Keep improving," he concluded.

In details, USD 110 million or IDR 1.7 trillion will be paid to the Indonesian government through the Environmental Fund Management Agency (BPDLH) to East Kalimantan Province. For the performance of reducing GHG emissions, the East Kalimantan Provincial Government accompanied by the Directorate General of Climate Change Control (PPI) has succeeded in demonstrating the performance and payment of the first RPP in the form of an advance payment and has been carried out by the World Bank.

Currently, BPDLH has received the first payment of USD 20.9 million or around Rp. 313 billion and distributed to the East Kalimantan Provincial Government and 8 districts/cities in the amount of Rp. 260 billion.

Where IDR 110 billion will be through the APBD scheme and IDR 150 billion will be distributed to 441 villages through institutions appointed by the East Kalimantan Provincial Government. (Ozn)

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