Tropical deforestation accelerates climate change, and 40 percent of it happens in two countries: Brazil and Indonesia. Governments, NGOs, and businesses, meanwhile, have launched dozens of efforts to correct this – but those efforts will only succeed if they work together. Here’s how to make that happen.

Read more: How Brazil And Indonesia Can Meet The Climate Challenge


Indonesia is preparing strategies to face climate change conference in Bonn. (Skala)

JAKARTA - The Government of Indonesia through the Directorate General of Climate Change Control starts preparing a strategy for the implementation of the Conference of The Parties (COP)-23 of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany, November 6-17, 2017.

Read more: Strategies of Indonesia Concerning Climate Change in Bonn COP Meeting


Much of Indonesia’s cultivable land falls within mining and exploration concessions.


  • Analyzing government spatial planning maps, researchers for the Waterkeeper Alliance and the Mining Advocacy Network found that 19 percent of Indonesia's rice-growing land falls within exploration or mining concessions for coal.
  • The study calculated that coal mining already costs the country 1.7 million tons of potential rice production, and another 6 million tons of current production are under threat.
  • Loss of agricultural productivity is due to land-use change and contamination of water used for irrigation.

Read more: Coal undermines Indonesia’s food production: report


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