Unlike most tropical forests, Indonesia experienced a drop in tree cover loss in 2017.
Primary forest loss in protected peat areas went down by 88 percent between 2016 and 2017.
If food loss and waste were a country, it would rank as the world’s third-largest emitter after China and the United States.
The deforestation rate in Aceh is decreasing along with the increase of the number of environmental policies issued by the government.
To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the world will need to reach net-negative emissions.
Restoration activities in Indonesia remain concentrated in the western part of the country, including in Sumatera, Java, Bali and Kalimantan. However, this distribution might not necessarily reflect the needs for restoration.
The increasing number of elephant conflicts every year in Aceh resulted in the decline of elephant population from about 800 in 2003 to 500-535 by 2015.
Of the total 4.7 million hectares of plantation area managed by smallholders in Indonesia, 1.7 million hectares are located in the forest area. Therefore, only around 3 million hectares of smallholder area outside the forest area can be prioritized by the government for intensification.
Businesses are essential partners for governments as they work to achieve their climate targets.
The Sustainable Development Goals commit to ending poverty in all its forms by 2030. To realize this aspiration, governments need to provide under-served urban residents with decent housing, safe drinking water, reliable sanitation and clean energy.