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“Koni” Samadhi

WRI Indonesia Director

WRI Indonesia, the Institute’s newest international office, focuses on improving forest management and restoring degraded forest landscapes. It is expanding into new areas, such as low-carbon development and sustainable cities.

In 2015, WRI Indonesia worked to extend the moratorium on new forest concessions, helping to ensure that 64 million hectares (158 million acres) of carbon-rich primary forests and peatlands are not cleared. Even so, Indonesia suffered the worst land fires in almost two decades. In collaboration with WRI’s Global Forest Watch, the office provided data and policy recommendations to identify fire locations and prevent future outbreaks.

On climate, WRI Indonesia provided analysis that informed the government’s decision to put forward an ambitious and fair commitment at Paris. WRI Indonesia Country Director Nirarta Samadhi and Board Chair Dino Patti Djalal served on the National Steering Committee on Climate Change. WRI Indonesia added a new Board Member, Desi Anwar, a nationally recognized journalist and director for CNN Indonesia. She joins Dino Patti Djalal and Kuntoro Mangkusubroto in providing strategic guidance for WRI Indonesia.