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Indonesia Is Reducing Deforestation, but Problem Areas Remain

  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • tree cover loss
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
Local villagers floating past a pile of illegally logged tress in Indonesia
  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • tree cover loss
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
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ADVISORY: Press Call to Preview WRI’s Global Report on Creating a Sustainable Food Future

  • peatlands
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • forest restoration
  • Forests
  • GHG emissions
  • reforestation
  • sustainable agriculture
  • peatlands
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • forest restoration
  • Forests
  • GHG emissions
  • reforestation
  • sustainable agriculture
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Indonesia's Last Forest Frontier: 3 Facts to Know About Papua

  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
  • sustainable development
Forest in Baliem Valley, West Papua. Flickr/Axel Drainville
  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
  • sustainable development
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Traveling through canals to reach the Katingan Peatland Reserve.
  • Indonesia
  • Forests
  • peatlands
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Indonesia's Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017, but There's More to Do

  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • tree cover loss
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
Fog over the forest in Kerinci-Seblat National Park. Flickr/Luke Macklin
  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • tree cover loss
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
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To Save Indonesia’s Carbon-Rich Peatlands, Start by Mapping Them

  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Indonesia
  • maps
Peat swamp forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Indonesia
  • maps
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PODCAST: Indonesia's Million-Dollar Peat Prize with Frances Seymour

  • peatlands
  • podcasts
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • palm oil
Orangutan mother and child in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
  • peatlands
  • podcasts
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • palm oil
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Why We March

  • Climate
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
WRI staff ready to join the People's Climate March
  • Climate
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
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Destruction of Tropical Peatland Is an Overlooked Source of Emissions

  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • degraded lands
  • agriculture
  • Indonesia
  • maps
  • palm oil
Peat drainage canals
  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • degraded lands
  • agriculture
  • Indonesia
  • maps
  • palm oil
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What Indonesia Doesn’t Know About Peatlands Could Undermine its Climate Goals

  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • maps
  • wetlands
Peat swamp forests of the Katingan Peatland Reserve in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • maps
  • wetlands
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Indonesia’s Forest Fires Reignite, Threatening Protected Areas and Peatlands

  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
  • maps
  • palm oil
Fires are again burning in Indonesia's forests. Photo by Rini Sulaiman/ Norwegian Embassy for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • peatlands
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
  • maps
  • palm oil
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Reducing HFCs in the US Would Benefit Consumers and the Climate

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • hfcs
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • us policy
HFCs, potent greenhouse gases, are commonly used as refrigerants. Photo by Frank van den Bergh/iStock.
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • hfcs
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • us policy

How the US Can Lower Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and Save Money

  • reducing methane emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • natural gas
  • United States
  • us policy
A natural gas refinery plant. Photo by WildEarth Guardians/Flickr.
  • reducing methane emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • natural gas
  • United States
  • us policy

The Clean Vehicle Revolution: Driving Fuel Savings and Emissions Reductions in the United States

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • economy
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transport
  • transportation
  • us policy
Electric vehicle charging station in Guangdong Province, China. Photo by Remko Tanis/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • economy
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • GHG emissions
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • transport
  • transportation
  • us policy

How the US Can Save Billions by Reducing Electricity Use

  • Energy
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • green economy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States
Homes and commercial buildings account for 74 percent of electricity demand in the United States, making them a critical part of any plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Photo Credit: Justin Brown, Flickr
  • Energy
  • emissions
  • energy efficiency
  • green economy
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States

How the US Can Produce Cleaner Energy While Capturing Economic Benefits

  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States
New solar photovoltaic projects are also being chosen over new coal and gas generation in a few areas of the country because of lower costs or larger net benefits. Photo credit: Dana Smillie, World Bank
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • environmental protection agency
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • renewable energy
  • United States

By the Numbers: How the U.S. Economy Can Benefit from Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Economics
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • United States
  • us policy
Electric vehicle battery prices fell 40 percent since 2008. Photo credit: Kevin Krejcl, Flickr
  • Economics
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Lower Emissions, Brighter Economy
  • United States
  • us policy
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Preventing Forest Fires in Indonesia: Focus on Riau Province, Peatland, and Illegal Burning

  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
Each time Indonesia experiences a fires crisis, its economy and communities suffer terribly. Fighting the fires once they are ablaze is ineffective, extremely expensive, and dangerous for firefighters and surrounding communities. Photo credit: Wakx, Flickr 2007
  • Forests
  • peatlands
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires

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