31 local Jakarta residents have officially filed a lawsuit against the government authorities today over the city’s toxic levels of air pollution.
Indonesia can become a leader in international climate negotiations by strengthening forest moratorium and peatland restoration policies.
This is not the first time the Indonesian Government has blocked private sector initiatives to increase transparency in the palm oil sector.
Plastic waste from industrialized countries is literally engulfing communities in Southeast Asia, transforming what were once clean and thriving places into toxic dumpsites.
Greenpeace analysis into official data from the government of Indonesia shows companies have failed to pay US$1.3 billion fine for damaging forest and forest fires.
Palm oil can be good for Indonesia only if there are substantial improvements in forest governance and if the sustainability of its production can truly be verified.