The Indonesian forest ministry said it will no longer allow peatlands to be drained or burned to make way for palm oil or timber plantations. Could this reaction be too late to solve the widespread problem?
Agus Purnomo –
Golden Agri-Resources is the world's second largest palm oil producer. Its managing director Agus Purnomo unravels the complexity of tracing palm oil supply chains and sheds light on how this will give birth to a more sustainable and resilient palm oil industry.
Aida Greenbury –
Asia Pulp and Paper managing director for sustainability Aida Greenbury outlines why a new agreement between Indonesia and Europe on sustainable timber is good news for Indonesia's forests.
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.
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 ...