The coral reefs in Southeast Asia are the most threatened in the world.
Developing countries are expecting billions of dollars to fund a clean energy transformation. How can they ensure this money is spent in the public interest?
An Illegal Logging Case Studyby , , , and -
This working paper explores the types of information and supporting data necessary to ensure that national strategies to reduce emissions are developed and implemented effectively. It does so by focusing on measures to address illegal logging, drawing on specific strategies and recommendations...
Taking the Pulse of Asia’s Financial Communityby and -
This working paper frames the key challenges to analyzing the financial impacts of emerging environmental trends in South and Southeast Asia.
Financial Impacts of Energy, Water and Climate Risks on Real Estate in Asiaby , , , and -
This report presents a framework to assess risks associated with energy security, water scarcity, and climate change for the real estate sector in Southeast Asia. It also discusses financial opportunities in the region’s growing green building market.
Financial Risks from Water Constraints on Power Generation in Asiaby , and -
This report presents a framework for investors and analysts to assess the risk of impacts from water-related issues, including growing water scarcity and declining water quality, on thermal and hydroelectric power generation plants.
WRI mapped water scarcity data with plant locations for the largest publicly listed power generation companies in Southeast Asia.
Financial Impacts of Climate Change and Water Scarcity on Asia’s Food and Beverage Sectorby , , , and -
This report identifies the potential financial impacts arising from climate change and water scarcity on the food and beverage sector in South and Southeast Asia.
Combating Illegal Logging in Indonesiaby and -
This Forest Note puts forward a systematic approach to analyzing the Indonesian forestry sector in order to identify which forest laws and regulations are being disobeyed and where.
WRI's Project POTICO Manual on how to use the webtool Forest Cover Analyzer.
Andika Putraditama is the Outreach Officer for Project POTICO in WRI's People and Ecosystems Program (PEP) based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A Seven-Country Assessment of National Capacities to Track Forest Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Removal
Forest carbon monitoring systems are necessary for tracking the effectiveness of national forest policies aiming to mitigate GHG emissions. This issue brief highlights the broad, fundamental technical capacity needs for forest carbon monitoring based on an assessment of current capacity gaps in...
Building the capacity of developing countries to monitor
climate finance received will ultimately require the modification, development, and adoption of tools, methods, and
processes. This paper explores the challenges faced by Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam in monitoring...
This report is a map-based analysis of threats to coral reefs around the world, with particular focus on the countries of the Coral Triangle—Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste. It examines present pressures on coral reefs, including...
This WRI/Sekala Working Paper demonstrates how to implement a quick and cost-effective method for identifying potentially suitable “degraded land” for sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia and presents results from the application of the method in West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan....
Key Findings and Next Steps
This Working Paper analyzes Indonesia's moratorium on new licenses in primary natural forests and peat lands. The research seeks to better characterize the moratorium's potential impacts and identify opportunities for improvement....
Ariana is a researcher at WRI’s Forests Initiative, working primarily with land use issues focusing on Southeast Asia.
As feed-in tariffs gain traction as a policy mechanism of choice, we must keep in mind the bigger picture of the financial health of developing country electricity sectors.
Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countries
This working paper identifies key components of smart renewable
energy policy in developing countries, focusing on
the power sector. It also provides recommendations
for maximizing the effectiveness of international
support for deployment of renewable energies,