Norway is in the act of delivering the first installment on a series of payments to Indonesia under the cooperation scheme called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). REDD+ involves efforts and measures designed to monitor the progression of deforestation. Projects under the scheme aim are to curb global climate change by incentivizing national and local governments to halt deforestation.
A decade ago (May 26th, 2010), Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norway. The deal set in motion a pact in which Indonesia would receive up to up to $US1 billion if it adheres to the commitment of curbing deforestation.