A deforested area of Indonesia’s Sumatra island is seen in 2010 from a Greenpeace aerial survey. Photo: AFP
A deforested area of Indonesia’s Sumatra island is seen in 2010 from a Greenpeace aerial survey. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

As Indonesia wavers on deforestation pledge, young climate activists demand action

  • Southeast Asia’s largest economy has long struggled between development and conservation, preferring ‘sustainable forest management’ to zero deforestation
  • But younger, more vocal activists are demanding more action to fight climate change in the home of the world’s third largest tropical forest

A deforested area of Indonesia’s Sumatra island is seen in 2010 from a Greenpeace aerial survey. Photo: AFP
A deforested area of Indonesia’s Sumatra island is seen in 2010 from a Greenpeace aerial survey. Photo: AFP
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