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  • Indonesia's Moratorium on New Forest Concessions

    This Working Paper analyzes Indonesia's moratorium on new licenses in primary natural forests and peat lands. The research seeks to better characterize the moratorium's potential impacts and identify opportunities for improvement.

  • Indonesia's Forest Moratorium

    The authors identify opportunities for progress with the recently extended Indonesian forest moratorium, a policy aiming to protect an area the size of Japan from development.

  • Trial by Fire

    Provides a detailed account of the human, economic, and environmental damage that occurred as a result of the 1997-98 fires in Indonesia.

  • How to Identify Degraded Land for Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia

    This WRI/Sekala Working Paper demonstrates how to implement a quick and cost-effective method for identifying potentially suitable “degraded land” for sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia and presents results from the application of the method in West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan....

  • How to Change Legal Land Use Classifications to Support More Sustainable Palm Oil Production in Indonesia

    Indonesia's industry and government leaders have announced goals to expand palm oil production while avoiding forest loss and social conflict. Achieving those goals depends on establishing new plantations on suitable, non-forested land and respecting local rights. Land classification in...

  • Monitoring the Receipt of International Climate Finance by Developing Countries

    Building the capacity of developing countries to monitor climate finance received will ultimately require the modification, development, and adoption of tools, methods, and processes. This paper explores the challenges faced by Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam in monitoring finance for...

  • Wasting Assets

    Using Indonesia's timber, petroleum, and soils as examples, this report tests and applies a methodology for integrating natural resource depletion into a revised national accounting system that can more accurately reflect economic reality.


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