Moratorium

A decade of forest loss in Sumatra, Indonesia

Indonesia has the second highest deforestation rate for a tropical country. Using a new assessment approach, researchers have found that from 1990 to 2010 Sumatra lost 7.54 million hectares of primary forest and saw a further 2.31 million hectares degraded. The bulk of the cleared forest – 7.25 million hectares – had already been degraded.

Indonesia Forest Moratorium takes on the dual challenge of Climate and Development

Indonesia’s two-year moratorium on new permits for the use of primary natural forest and peatland was a significant move that demonstrated government’s commitment to reduce the country’s carbon emissions.

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