Seeing the effect of forest fires in South Sumatra: a perspective from the area

Plantations International Information By Ann Jeannette Glauber. Initially published at The Globe Financial institution.This previous autumn, I saw a stunning heading: Woodland fires in Indonesia were producing as lots of greenhouse gas exhausts as the entire USA economy.Between June and also October 2015, an estimated 2.6 million hectares-- or 4.5 times the dimension of Bali-- shed to clear land for manufacturing of hand oil, the world's greatest worth non-timber woodland crop, utilized in food items, cosmetics, biofuels.Recently, in addition to Vice President for Sustainable Advancement Laura Tuck and Indonesia Country Director Rodrigo Chaves, I checked out South Sumatra, among the provinces [...]

Land (in)justice at the heart of Indonesian battle versus woodland fires in 2016

Plantations International Information Firemens combat fire at evening. Outside Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan. Image by Aulia Erlangga/ CIFORBy Fred Pearce. Initially released at WLE'S Thriveas "Land oppression at the heart of Indonesia's deforestation problem: Discussions at GLF". Just what is the future for Indonesia and also its gardens? The country is at a phenomenal moment. Under the new democratic government of Joko Widodo, big locations of the country's state lands, including a few of the world's largest continuing to be tropical rain forests and peatlands, could transform hands in the next couple of years.Meanwhile, the recentforest fires as well as smoke [...]