In 2009, the Indonesian government made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent, with 87 percent of these reductions expected to come from land-use improvements. This commitment was quickly supported by the Norwegian government, which pledged $1 billion to aid Indonesia’s emission reductions effort, with funds made… read more
Whose forest is it anyway? – Political Barriers to Reducing Emissions from Forests
Continuing from my previous blog post which discussed the technical barriers developing countries face in reducing forestry relation emissions, this blog post will looks at how domestic politics can hamper the adoption of mitigation strategies. Measuring forests, converting forest land and preserving forests are all deeply political acts. Any policy… read more
Indonesia’s Coal Export Taxes: Practical or Brash?
Over the past two decades, Indonesia has seen significant growth in coal production, exports, and domestic sales, driven primarily by an increase in foreign investment in the coal sector. Currently exports account for up to 80% of production, which should increase by 10% per annum over the next 5 years.… read more