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MPOC gets support from European Parliament members - 17 Jan, 2018
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) has secured the support of 57 members of the European Parliament for Malaysia’s palm oil industry. Read more...

More research needed for responsible peatland management in Indonesia - 15 Jan, 2018
Indonesian peatland researchers recently gathered in Bogor, Indonesia, to examine the effectiveness of the latest government regulation on peatlands. Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-01-responsible-peatland-indonesia.html#jCp Read more...

BRG Urges Gov't to Empower Peatland Societies Through Social Forestry Scheme - 10 Jan, 2018
Indonesia’s Peat Restoration Agency, or BRG, and several civil society organizations urged the government on Tuesday (09/01) to apply its social forestry programs to poor communities residing in degraded peatland areas. Read more...

A Better Way to Probe Peat - 10 Jan, 2018
Florida scientists use ground-penetrating radar to image underground carbon stores in the Disney Wilderness Preserve. Read more...

Study on economic loss from Indonesia’s peat policies criticized - 08 Jan, 2018
Researchers and officials have criticized the study, saying it fails to make a holistic accounting of the environmental, social, health and climate costs from the continued destruction of carbon-rich peat areas. Read more...

Officials in Chiang Rai Campaign to Help Prevent Wildfire and Haze Problems - 07 Jan, 2018
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has held a cycling event urging the people of Chiang Rai Province and neighboring countries to help prevent wildfire and haze problems. Read more...

Double standards in Indonesia's climate policy - 04 Jan, 2018
This is the rationale behind Indonesia’s mitigation measures which heavily focus on land use, land use change and forestry and energy-derived emissions where 80 percent of the national emission reduction actions focus on the LULUCF. Let’s look at the progress of Indonesia’s emission reduction from deforestation in the last decade. Read more...

Indonesia in 2017: A fighting chance for peat protection, but an infrastructure beatdown for indigenous communities - 04 Jan, 2018
Policies issued in the wake of the devastating 2015 forest fires led to a significant decrease in hotspots and burned area in 2017, but face opposition from industry, parliament and even government officials. Read more...
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Peatlands Survey in Lao PDR, February 2015 GEF-6 Consultation Meeting, Kuala Lumpur EU Ambassadors visit to Raja Musa Forest Reserve. More photos >>

 
 

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