On Tuesday, a proposed bill on the rights of indigenous peoples was excluded from Indonesia's 2016 legislative agenda. Its frustrated supporters are now calling on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to ...
Sumatra's priceless Leuser Ecosystem was exposed to industrial development by the government of Indonesia's Aceh province under a 2013 spatial plan. The plaintiffs call the plan illegal, and they want Jakarta to follow up on its promise to revoke it.
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The palm oil sector was widely blamed for the haze that plagued Southeast Asia earlier this year. Agus Purnomo, managing director for sustainability and stakeholder engagement, Golden Agri-Resources, outlines what the industry giant is doing to produce the crop more sustainably.
Vaidehi Shah –
Southeast Asia's haze crisis has sparked a heated conversation on what everyone from companies to governments should be doing to end the burning. Here's one thing consumers can do now to help address the problem.
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The world's rainforests are still being slashed and burned at a dizzying rate to make consumer products. But now there are signs of real political will, especially in Asia, to rein in the destruction, says University of Sydney professor Nick Rowley.
Many palm oil producers and buyers are sited in Singapore. Hit them where it hurts, by mandating banks and investors to have codes that prevent loans to or investments in firms that aid deforestation and land burning.
The reasons behind the haze are a complex web of social, economic, and political factors, and there are no easy solutions to the issue. Asia Pulp & Paper managing director for sustainability Aida Greenbury outlines four steps for ending the 'business of fire' in Indonesia.
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 ...