Jessica Cheam –
Nazir Foead, head of Indonesia's new Peatland Restoration Agency brings new energy to solving the country's deforestation and peatland problems, but engagement with major consumer giants India and China is lacking, and we still need to look at the million-dollar question of who will pay for sustainable goods.
and Ashwin Kumar –
CIFOR scientists Anne Larson and Ashwin Ravikumar unravel the complex web of legal arrangements in tropical forest countries to reveal some of the forces shaping land use change.
Independent sustainability and environment adviser Tony Juniper discusses the importance of protecting rainforests as Belantara, a foundation focused on delivering an innovative new direct funding platform to protect Indonesian rainforests, opens its doors for business.
To realise its full potential for economic growth, Asia needs to overcome the fundamental barrier of poor infrastructure, says Bambang Susantono, vice-president for knowledge management and sustainable development, Asian Development Bank.
Three new reports build on the International Institute for Sustainable Development's work with government and civil society on reforming fossil-fuel subsidies. Led by the IISD's Global Subsidies Initiative, these studies ...