The 24 January Science for Environmental Policy Brief, released by the European Commission, features the ASB study on Opportunity costs for avoided deforestation. The policybrief (click for PDF) targets policymakers in the European Union, as well as the wider public. The Science for Environmental Policy briefs aim to disseminate research results so that they are both more usable for policy makers and help to communicate understanding of environmental issues to the general public.
15 November 2007 - Jakarta | The estimated 2,000 million tons of CO2 emissions from its peatlands account for two-thirds of Indonesia's total emissions. Details of the numbers and calculations are uncertain and some would say controversial, but it is clear that Indonesia's status as a major emitter has something to do with these peatland emissions.