Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, emphasized the need for adjustments to land inventory measurement methods in Indonesia to align with the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR).

Her statement followed her participation in a meeting with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Norwegian Climate and Environment Minister Andreas Bjelland Eriksen. The discussion centered on greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies within the forestry sector.

Bakar highlighted that despite Norway not being an EU member, their support is crucial for clarifying the regulation, particularly concerning Indonesian oil palm products.

"In implementing the EUDR, the European Union introduces tools for land and forest inventories. However, if the GFW (Global Forest Watch) method is used, errors are significant in Indonesia," she remarked.

Field observations, conducted jointly with the World Research Institute (WRI), underscore the need to tailor the measurement approach used in Indonesia, she added.

Bakar assured that Indonesia actively addresses the regulation, which prohibits commodities and agricultural products derived from deforestation and forest degradation.

The EUDR also mandates that suppliers disclose coordinates for the land where their commodities and products originate.

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