Indonesian President Joko Widodo's administration has issued a new policy that hopes to provide big oil palm and timber planters with lands elsewhere in the country, but the land-swap scheme has met strong opposition from business groups.
The Jokowi government is on the right track in terms of policies, but the devil is in the implementation, observers say, as new hotspots have been detected this year in regions with no history of major land and forest fires.
Deborah Lapidus –
Because controversies about exploding phones and corruption weren't enough, Samsung has entered into a joint venture with deforestation-linked Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo, reveals Mighty Earth's Deborah Lapidus.
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Not just a fancy but impractical idea, blockchain is taking on a crucial role in supply chain management and finance in developing Asia. Here are some works in progress.
Major banks are slowly but surely ruling out financing companies clearing forests for profit. Could this be the turning point in the fight to save Southeast Asia’s remaining forests, asks Mighty's campaign director Deborah Lapidus.
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...