Civil society groups can enhance environmental and economic outcomes by connecting communities with expertise and formal decision-making processes.
WRI established its Indonesia office in 2014. We work with leaders in business, government, and civil society to address climate change, forest restoration, forest governance, and access to information. Learn more about our work in Indonesia, including our Forests and Landscapes in Indonesia, Governance of Forests Initiative, and Access Initiative projects. Visit the WRI Indonesia website.
The Trump administration’s budget proposal for the State Department and USAID would eliminate funding for the Global Climate Change Initiative, which supports hundreds of climate change programs and advances U.S. interests around the world. As a former USAID Foreign Service Officer, WRI's Rebecca Carter draws on her experience to show these programs are great investments.
A critical way to protect forests is to determine how well companies are complying with concessions agreements that allow them to work on forested government land. Finding this out can be a challenge. A new WRI study shows Freedom of Information laws can help.
Accelerating access to affordable, reliable, clean energy
A bottom-up open data project is making it possible for residents and utilities to better understand shortfalls in Indonesia's electrical grid.
Electricity planners often confront the energy access gap by increasing supply, without considering how consumers actually use and pay for electricity. Creating a lasting solution is actually far more complicated.
Nearly all forest fires in Indonesia are human-caused. New data reveals where they've ignited over the past 15 years, shedding light on how to squelch the problem.
Enabling cities to integrate individual and community capacities into broader urban resilience assessments
The recent forest fire in the Great Smoky Mountains is tragic, but it’s hardly unique. It mirrors a spate of unusual fires that have devastated many parts of the world over the past two years—blazes that may become more common as climate change increases temperatures.