The World Resources Institute (WRI) says Indonesia needs to invest in long-term solutions to end slash-and-burn practices. (Photo courtesy of Greenpeace/Ulet Ifansasti)
Save the Forest, Save the World
BY :ULET IFANSASTI & ARDILES RANTE
DECEMBER 04, 2015
Fires on drained peatlands have elevated Indonesia's position as one of the world's largest emitter's of greenhouse gasses.
The environmental disaster impacting Paduran village, Central Kalimantan, has spurred residents into action as they team up with Greenpeace, several NGOs and the University of Palangkaraya to shine a spotlight on rapidly receding water levels of the region's peatlands, which are drained for plantations.