Kevin Rudd
Kevin Rudd

Australia will provide an additional $45 million, doubling its funding for Indonesia’s efforts to slash its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation.

Announcing the increased funding, Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, said that “Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation — which accounts for 18 percent of global emissions and more than 60 percent of Indonesia’s total emissions in 2005 — is critical to achieving a global outcome on climate change”.