Zero deforestation zones in Indonesia
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) explores how jurisdictions in Indonesia, focusing on Kalimantan provinces, could become Zero Deforestation Zones (ZDZs). ZDZs are jurisdictions (provinces or districts) that have strong, mutually reinforcing public and private governance structures in place and are on a path to reaching zero net emissions from deforestation while increasing production and economic development. Companies could source commodities that meet their zero-deforestation commitments from ZDZs. ZDZs combine current private and public initiatives to reduce deforestation in Indonesia, such as zero deforestation commitments, certifications, laws and regulations, and jurisdictional programs for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) to create a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts.