Kalimantan launches 10 green schools to support REDD+

18 , 2014 | Source: antara news

Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan (ANTARA News) - The Managing Agency of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) has launched 10 green schools in Central Kalimantan Province.

The campaign for green schools has been running since 2011 in some 185 schools and has involved more than one thousand participants in Central Kalimantan, he added.

In addition to green schools, the agency has also developed green villages, particularly in the location of the former geothermal power plant in Kapuas, South Barito, Pisau Isle, and Palangkaraya.

Green villages are expected to help improve publics welfare by encouraging them to preserve the environment, particularly forest and peat land areas, by applying local wisdom, he explained.

"Green village concept has been implemented since 2012 in 32 villages surrounding the location of a former geothermal power plant. Local villagers had participated in capacity-building programs to improve their skills in relevant fields," he added.

 

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