In Indonesia's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua, most people welcome the government's commitment to economic development, often in the form of oil palm expansion. But the impact of development can include irreparable deforestation and health crises. It's a delicate balancing act.
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.
In an op-ed, our Indonesian experts remind the nation electric vehicles can't achieve their carbon-saving potential unless they're fueled by renewables, not coal.
As Indonesia implements new policies and plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a WRI working paper lays out steps it can take to meet its highest targets.
How Can Indonesia Achieve Its Climate Change Mitigation Goal? An Analysis of Potential Emissions Reductions from Energy and Land-Use Policies
Indonesia is one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG). For the past two decades, GHG emissions have increased from almost all sectors, such as land-use (defined as land use, land-use change, and forestry including peat fires), energy, agriculture, industry, and waste....
Frontlines work against deforestation doesn't always happen where there's good WiFi. So WRI developed a mobile app that works offline, bridging the gap between the eyes of satellites and enforcement by environmental defenders, forest rangers and civil society.
Knowledge is power for the women of Sungai Berbari, Indonesia. With forest data from the Global Forest Watch platform and advocacy training from Women Research Institute, they are influencing where and how nearby agricultural companies operate.
Despite years of requests, Javanese villagers can't get the government to tell them the facts about their polluted river. Meanwhile, their fishing catches―and income―continue to decline.
Transparency and Poor People’s Struggle for Clean Water in Indonesia, Mongolia, and Thailand
Industrial facilities release upwards of 400 million tons of toxic pollutants into the world’s waters each year. Yet secrecy around the amount and type of chemicals that companies discharge is still the norm, especially in Asia. Contaminated water threatens the region’s poorest communities—those...