Activists accuse the government of lack of transparency on the real extent of damaged peatlands that need to be restored to avoid a repeat of the 2015 haze crisis, now that fires are flaring up once again in Indonesia's forests.
The world's largest palm oil trader says it will use satellites to monitor its suppliers in a new attempt to cut deforestation out of its supply chain. Meanwhile, Norway has become the first country in the world to ban palm oil imports for biodiesel.
Paulo Artaxo –
What does Brazil's new president mean for the Amazon? Paulo Artaxo from the University of Sao Paulo's examines the damage right-wing Jair Bolsonaro could do to one of the world's most important ecosystems, and what that would mean for the rest of us.
Bernard Tan –
The reasons for forest fires are numerous and complex. With hotter and drier temperatures becoming the new normal in parts of the world, the solution is to work with companies, not against them, writes Sinar Mas’ Bernard Tan.
and Reidinar Juliane, Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi, and Arief Wijaya –
In the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss globally, Indonesia saw an encouraging sign: a 60 per cent drop in deforestation. How can Indonesia leverage this momentum?
You may have nailed greening, but have you greened nailing? From cruelty-free condoms to solar-powered vibrators, from unexploited sex workers to orgasming robots, here’s the Eco-Business guide to sustainable sex.
The agricultural and landscape sector is responsible for 25 per cent of human-caused emissions, but is sometimes overlooked in decarbonisation efforts. WRI researchers highlight how we can protect forests and accelerate decarbonisation.
Asia Pulp & Paper suddenly cancelled a media trip to its new mega mill in South Sumatra. Why? The company, it seems, is not ready to tell the sustainability story about a mill that will chew through 70,000 hectares of timber in a year.
The sea of green on the Kampar Peninsula is one of last large intact lowland peatland forests of Sumatra. Five years ago, Restorasi Ekosistem Riau was established to ensure the biodiversity and the livelihoods it supports are protected and restored.
Robin Hicks –
Indonesia has made significant progress in fighting the fires caused by slash-and-burn forestry that choke Southeast Asia annually with toxic air pollution. Eco-Business spoke to the chair of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) about what it will take to put the fires out permanently.
In a bid to prevent another haze crisis, Indonesian agribusiness firms have developed innovative ways to work with communities to stop burning land. Here's how the fire free village programme is tackling the issue, one village at a time.
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