Indonesia-readies-its-green-diesel.-These-are-the-likely-social-and-environmental-impacts

Indonesia readies its green diesel. These are the likely social and environmental impacts

Source: The Conversation Date: 23 October 2020  In July, Indonesia's state-owned oil company, Pertamina, produced its first batch of biofuel made entirely from palm oil. Called D100, this "green diesel" is part of Indonesia's strategy to promote what is claimed to be environmentally friend...
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Helping the poor can protect forests too, Indonesian welfare program shows

Source: Mongabay Date: 4 August 2020 A study has found that a poverty-alleviation program in Indonesia was just as successful as dedicated conservation programs in reducing deforestation.The researchers attribute this to the program serving as a sort of insurance against harvest failures, by gu...
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ASEAN loses a third of mangroves in last 40 years

Source: The Jakarta Post Date: 29 July 2020  The ASEAN region lost about 33 per cent of its mangrove forests between 1980 and 2020, a decrease of more than 63,000sq km, said the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB). Nations that comprise ASEAN have just around 43,000sq km of mangrove forest...
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Mangrove forests to hereafter not be converted into ponds: Minister

Source: ANTARA News Date: 16 July 2020 Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister, Eddhy Prabowo has made assurance that mangrove forests would henceforth not be converted into ponds, and the ministry, in its place, plans to plant more mangrove trees. "I guarantee that there will be no more d...
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Indonesia reduces deforestation rate as researchers urge caution

Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 9 June 2020 Indonesia has offered a glimpse of hope for the environment, with its rate of deforestation having decreased for a third year in a row as a result of the government's response to the devastating 2015-2016 fire crisis, even as global deforestation continues a...