Forest License Moratorium Instruction

AuthorWilliam A. Sullivan/Christian Teo Purwono & Partners
ProfessionLicensed Foreign Advocate in Indonesia as well as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Forest License Moratorium
I. Executive Summary
1. Overview
The Forest License Moratorium Presidential Instruction (hereinafter referred to
as PI 10/2011) was issued with legal effect from May 20, 2011, and by way
of the implementation of the Oslo Accord between Indonesia and Norway.
2. Approach
2.1 Moratorium: For the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the
President has instructed various authorities to take all necessary action to
support a moratorium on the issuance of new licenses for the utilization of
Primary Natural Forests and Peat Lands except in the case of:
a. Applications that have already received an Approval-in-Principle
License from MoFOR;
b. The implementation of vital national development, such as geo-
thermal, oil and gas, electricity, rice, and sugar cane cultivation;
c. Extension of existing Timber Utilization Business Licenses and/or
Rent Use Permits provided that the relevant business licenses (e.g.,
IUPs/CCoWs/CoWs) are still valid; and
d. Ecosystem restoration.
2.2 Primary Natural Forest: Primary Natural Forestis a term that is
commonly understood as referring to Natural Forest areas that have
never been the subject of any logging activities. However, there is no
legal denition of Primary Natural Forest.Accordingly, the deter-
mination of whether or not a Forest Area i s Primary Natural Forest is to
be made by having regard to the Indicative Map attachedto PI 10/2011.
2.3 Indicative Map: The Indicative Map is to be revised and updated
every six months.

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