Tag: deforestation

Researchers looking at how biofuels can reverse deforestation in Indonesia

Researchers looking at how biofuels can reverse deforestation in Indonesia

November 26, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Korean National Institute of Forest Science (NIFOS) and Indonesia’s University of Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya (UMP) are working together to study increasing biofuel plantations on a 7.2 million hectare tract of mostly degraded land in the province of Central Kalimantan that could help reduce deforestation in the […]

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Indonesian environment NGO fears biodiesel boost will increase deforestation

Indonesian environment NGO fears biodiesel boost will increase deforestation

February 17, 2015 |

In Indonesia, the country’s Forum for Environment believes that the new policy boosting subsidies for biodiesel will increase deforestation as a result of increased demand for palm oil. The organization wants to see the funds from the subsidy instead go towards solar, wind and community-based environmental projects that have economic development impacts on communities rather […]

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