Dec 01, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Forests

Comes with the territory

Compromises must be made in the quest for indigeneity among the Dayak Meratus

Transboundary haze 

A regional problem with a regional cause  

Review: Palm oil and patronage

An investigation into the transboundary haze and the palm plantations in Indonesia

Negotiating adat

The Kasepuhan community are at the cutting edge of a movement to restore customary forest rights

Haze of democracy

Elections are fuelling the forest fires in Central Kalimantan

An ongoing environmental challenge

More action is needed if Indonesia is to slow its current world record rate of forest loss

Business and politics in Indonesia’s expanding palm oil sector

Indonesia needs political reform, not just legal prosecution, to eradicate corruption in palm oil plantations

Undercutting Kalimantan's future

Forest conversion in Kalimantan is a local, national and global concern

Rock music and social activism on the internet

Bali rockers Navicula find a platform for social change in online social media

The energy challenge

Indonesia is rich in renewable energy but government policies foster reliance on fossil fuels

Taking action in the provinces

Officials in Papua and Riau want to prevent deforestation, but they need concrete action and resources from the national government, not just talk and instructions

Climate justice

Climate change is compounding the environmental and social justice problems confronted by marginalised communities: a multi-faceted movement is needed in response

Selling the wind

Aceh experiments with a major REDD project, but without involving local people

Community engagement

Don’t ignore REDD’s impacts on communities!

Using Indonesian forests

Institutional reform and massive public participation are crucial to mitigate climate change

Reaching for the sky?

Indonesia has set ambitious emissions targets, but meeting them will require hard work

Holding up the sky

Indonesia has set ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions that will require major changes in how forests and agricultural lands are managed

Climate change and Indonesia

Indonesia can make the transition from climate change villain to global hero, but empowering the poor will be a key to effective action

Corrupting politics

Corruption continues to shape the political landscape in Kutai Kartanegara, Indonesia’s richest district

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

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