In Indonesia's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua, most people welcome the government's commitment to economic development, often in the form of oil palm expansion. But the impact of development can include irreparable deforestation and health crises. It's a delicate balancing act.
The recent WRI working paper, "How Can Indonesia Achieve its Climate Change Mitigation Goal? An Analysis of Potential Emissions Reductions from Energy and Land-Use Policies," examines the mitigation potential of Indonesia’s existing policies in the land-use and energy sectors, which together account for 80 percent of Indonesia’s emissions.
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