Land clearing for palm oil plantations jeopardises Indonesia’s climate commitments, harms rural communities: report

Source: South China Morning Post Date: 11 June 2021 Human Rights Watch points out that weak governance in the forestry and plantation sectors is putting at risk Jakarta's pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsIt also found palm oil expansion led to land conflicts, some of which involved the remo...

Indonesia’s bid to control deforestation wildly off-target, experts say

Source: Mongabay Date: 22 April 2021  Indonesia aims to transform its forests into a carbon sink by 2030 by reducing deforestation and increasing reforestation, as the country targets going carbon neutral by 2070.Experts say the plan is unrealistic given the current pace of deforestation and th...