How to Change Legal Land Use Classifications to Support More Sustainable Palm Oil Production in Indonesiaby Anne Rosenbarger, Beth Gingold, Rauf Prasodjo, Ariana Alisjahbana, Andika Putraditama and Dewi Tresya - October 2013
Indonesia's industry and government leaders have announced goals to expand palm oil production while avoiding forest loss and social conflict. Achieving those goals depends on establishing new plantations on suitable, non-forested land and respecting local rights. Land classification in...
by Beth Gingold, Fred Stolle, Pascal Douard, Anne Rosenbarger, Yohanes I Ketut Deddy Muliastra, I Made Sudana, Masita Dwi Mandini Manessa, Ari Murdimanto, Sebastianus Bagas Tiangga and Cicilia Cicik Madusari - April 2012
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 Stepsby Kemen Austin, Fred Stolle and Stuart Sheppard - February 2012
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....
Tree Cover Loss in the Humid Tropicsby Stephen Adam, Susan Minnemeyer, Matthew Hansen (SDSU), Peter Potapov (SDSU) and Kyle Pittman (SDSU) - May 2007
This is the first in a series of WRI posters on tree cover change across the globe focuses on tropical hot spots in Brazil, Cambodia, Central Africa, and Indonesia.
Indonesiaby Charles Victor Barber, Emily Matthews, David Brown, Timothy H. Brown, Lisa Curran and Catherine Plume - February 2002
A comprehensive, map-based analysis of the scale and pace of change affecting Indonesia's forests and the forces and actors that are driving deforestation -- turning Indonesia from a forest-rich country to a forest-poor country....