Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a peatland clearing that was engulfed by fire in southern Kalimantan in September 2015. Such fires, often started to clear forest for plantations, are the cause of seasonal haze in the region, a recurring problem for Indonesia and its neighbouring countries. To meet its new targets on carbon emission reduction, Indonesia must fully enforce forest protection laws. Photo: AFP
Nicholas Stern
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The View by Nicholas Stern

Why Indonesia is right to seek a low-carbon future for the sake of its economy, and people

  • The government is blazing a trail for other emerging economies with its recognition of the adverse health, financial and environmental impact of high carbon emissions, and its new plan charting a course towards sustainability

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a peatland clearing that was engulfed by fire in southern Kalimantan in September 2015. Such fires, often started to clear forest for plantations, are the cause of seasonal haze in the region, a recurring problem for Indonesia and its neighbouring countries. To meet its new targets on carbon emission reduction, Indonesia must fully enforce forest protection laws. Photo: AFP
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