A new report from the Indonesian government finds that the country can slash emissions almost 43 percent by 2030 while growing GDP 6 percent per year until 2045. The findings will feed directly into the government's next five-year development plan.
Indonesia is one of few tropical nations actually decreasing deforestation. As a result, the country will earn its first payment as part of the UN's REDD+, a program where developed nations pay developing ones to reduce emissions by protecting forests.
In two of Indonesia's prized parks, forest restoration only took off when drivers of degradation were addressed. In one instance, that meant providing affordable health care.
Papua and West Papua provinces contain some of the world's most biodiverse forests. Recent reforms have pulled forests back from peak tree cover loss in 2015. Here's how they can keep up the conservation while developing sustainably.
WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer reflects on the Our Ocean conference's location in Indonesia this week—its unique relationship to the ocean, and how that ocean connects us all.
Social network analysis has been used in fields as diverse as epidemiology and counterterrorism. Now, WRI experts have devised a guidebook for applying social network analysis to environmental interventions and sustainable development.
With a million dollars at stake, a crack team of scientists combined cutting-edge technologies to address one of Indonesia's pressing environmental challenges: mapping the extensive peatlands that sequester massive amounts of carbon.
Charcoal production is destroying mountain gorillas' habitat in Virunga National Park. Pastureland is pushing into protected forests in Brazil. Satellites are watching these and other threatened forests.
Indonesia must build on recent reductions in tree cover loss and protections for peatlands. To get there, they'll need more international support, innovative schemes such as peatland restoration and continued monitoring.