Satellite images showing land use change between 1992 and 2015 reveal that deforestation occurs relatively slowly at first, until it reaches a point where a block has lost around 50 per cent of its forest.
Hanny Chrysolite and Himayatus Shalihah –
Understanding the source of emissions is integral to understanding and enabling further progress towards curbing emissions in Indonesia. Climate Watch Indonesia shares their findings to help the country meet their emission reduction goals.
Darren Toh –
To combat the fires in Indonesia and worsening haze, a Singaporean-based blockchain development company has launched the Global Ledger initiative to develop a coordinated regional and global response to such catastrophes.
Indigenous communities, like the Sungai Utik Dayak Iban Longhouse community in Indonesia, are guardians of the land on which they reside. Across the world, there is growing recognition of their work towards protecting the environment and mitigating climate change.
According to data displayed on Global Forest Watch Fires, there have been 66,000 fire alerts in Indonesia from January through the end of September. While this is much lower than fire levels in 2015, it far exceeds those in the past three years.
Southeast Asia’s largest economy must explore clean energy and build its new capital without destroying Kalimantan’s forests and peatlands. Otherwise, it stands to lose more life-sustaining natural capital, even as it gains a new one.
Tim Daubach and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?