The following interview with Craig Hanson and Moray McLeish was conducted and compiled by Jeremy Hance and Rhett A. Butler for mongabay.com and is reposted with permission. Read the entire piece here on the Mongabay website.
Expanding agriculture onto already degraded lands could relieve pressure on the world’s remaining forests.
Enabling tropical countries to boost their economies and feed global populations whi
Common data and clear definitions will enable the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and REDD+ policy-makers to achieve a shared goal: sustainable oil palm expansion on degraded land in Indonesia.
In May 2010, Norway agreed to contribute up to $1 billion towards reducing deforestation and forest degradation and loss of peatland in Indonesia, which now account for more than 80 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The “Letter of Intent” is a promising first step, yet the two countries must still settle key details of the agreement. Below is WRI’s analysis of the Letter of Intent and recommendations for what should be addressed next.
A new policy to develop oil palm on degraded land could protect Indonesia’s forests. But what does “degraded” really mean?
An upcoming United States-Indonesia partnership is an opportunity to tackle deforestation.
Tree Cover Loss in the Humid Tropics
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.
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....