TEMPO.CO, Palembang - Palembang, South Sumatera, will host the Bonn Challenge IV event on February 13 and 14, 2017, aiming at evaluating the forest and peatland restoration progress in South Sumatera.
South Sumatera governor Alex Noerdin said that the event would be attended by representatives of Asia-Pacific countries.
"The President or Vice President has been scheduled to open the event," Alex said on Thursday, December 29, 2016.
On the first day of the event, participants will observe the Sembilang National Park and take a rest at Makin Grup Plantation facilities, before returning to Palembang. On the next day, Alex and the Environment and Forestry Minister will deliver welcome speeches.
"We will invite delegations to see damaged areas," Alex explained.
The Bonn Challenge is expected to craft public-private-people partnership in ecoregion management under the green growth (protection and production) framework. The aims are to realize environmental preservation, economic growth and people's prosperity.
Najib Asmani, South Sumatera governor's expert staff for climate change, revealed that the Bonn Challenge event would be attended by 30 state representatives, CEOs of international NGOs, and 11 Indonesian governors.