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04-Jan-2018 Double standards in Indonesia's climate policy
This is the rationale behind Indonesia’s mitigation measures which heavily focus on land use, land use change...
04-Jan-2018 Indonesia in 2017: A fighting chance for peat protection, but an infrastructure beatdown for indigenous communities
Policies issued in the wake of the devastating 2015 forest fires led to a significant decrease in hotspots and...
04-Jan-2018 Thailand, Myanmar and Laos to jointly solve smoke haze
Thailand, Myanmar and Laos will launch their joint efforts to contain smoke haze later this month, the Thai News...
03-Jan-2018 Thailand to Work With Myanmar and Laos to Minimize Annual Haze Problem
Third Army Chief Lt Gen. Wijak Siribansop has reported that Thailand will cooperate with Myanmar (Burma) and Laos in...
30-Dec-2017 BRG: Public must be vanguard of peatland protection
As it concludes its second year of operations in restoring peatland, the national Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG)...
Peat Conservation
29-Dec-2017 Indonesia unveils plan to halve forest fires by 2019
The Indonesian government has launched a plan to cut down land and forest fire hotspots by nearly half, in part...
Indonesia-Peatland,Haze and Fire
23-Dec-2017 Pulp giant APP rebuts Associated Press report
Firm denies covering up links with errant suppliers, reaffirms its sustainability claims
Plantations on peat
22-Dec-2017 Paper giant RAPP bows to peat-protection order after Indonesia court defeat
A court has invalidated a bid by Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) to overturn a government order obliging it...
Plantations on peat
22-Dec-2017 Peatlands: Neglected piece of the climate puzzle
Although peatlands make up a small amount of the world's land mass, they represent some of the largest...
Carbon Emissions
22-Dec-2017 Pulpwood firm loses appeal on work plan
S'pore-based firm April says it will work with Indonesian ministry on peatland protection
Plantations on peat
22-Dec-2017 Rebutting media reports, pulp giant APP claims links to suppliers do not weaken its sustainability efforts
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), one of the Indonesian companies blamed for the 2015 record-breaking haze in the region,...
Plantations on peat
21-Dec-2017 Jakarta court rules in government's favour in case involving pulp company April
An Indonesian administrative court on Thursday (Dec 21) rejected a petition by a major Indonesian pulp and...
Plantations on peat
21-Dec-2017 Court Rejects RAPP's Plea to Revoke Gov't Reprimand Letter
The Jakarta State Administrative Court, or PTUN Jakarta, on Thursday (21/12) rejected a plea submitted by Riau...
Plantations on peat
20-Dec-2017 New Regulations on Peatland Protection May Exact Huge Economic Toll on Economy: UI Study
Indonesia's tougher peatland protection regulation is estimated to cost billions of dollars and hurt a...
Peat Conservation
20-Dec-2017 Pulp giant tied to companies accused of fires
Despite its denials, one of the world's biggest paper producers has extensive behind-the-scenes ties and...
Plantations on peat
20-Dec-2017 Pulpwood firm April takes Jakarta to court over peatland
Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), the operational unit of Singapore-based pulpwood company April, has...
Plantations on peat
19-Dec-2017 South America is Rich with Tropical Peat
Earlier this year, researchers from the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Program offered new maps of...
19-Dec-2017 Minister Urges World to Stop Blaming Indonesia for Wildfire Cases
The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution asked the international community to stop...
19-Dec-2017 Deforestation and drought threaten carbon storage in Borneo’s rainforests
Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and...
Carbon conservation
18-Dec-2017 Threats to Congo peat forests put people, wildlife and climate goals at risk
Experts urge fast-track response as leaders gather for Global Landscapes Forum

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