Smoke rises from an illegally lit fire in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP
Smoke rises from an illegally lit fire in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP
Indonesia

Indonesia environmentalists welcome nation’s Brazil, Congo rainforest pact but say much more is needed to curb emissions

  • ‘Green’ campaigners are glad the three countries will work together for the planet on ‘Opec for rainforests’, with rich countries paying if vital sites are protected
  • But they worry about transparency, rule enforcement, rights of indigenous people, amid backdrop of Jakarta’s plan to fell more trees for large-scale food programme

Smoke rises from an illegally lit fire in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP
Smoke rises from an illegally lit fire in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP
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