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Indonesia Pushes Environmental Deregulation After Deadly Floods & Deforestation

4 Mins Read The administration of President Joko Widodo in Indonesia is currently pushing a slate of environmental deregulation policies through proposing over 1,200 amendments to 80 existing laws in parliament. While the government claims that these policies will boost the country’s economic growth, experts are warning that they will threaten to dismantle the already small number of […]

Indonesia Fires Cost The Country At Least US$5.2 Billion, Says World Bank

3 Mins Read Land and forest fires have blanketed Indonesian forests for months on end, and the World Bank predicts in a new analysis that it will cost the country at least US$5.2 billion in economic losses and damage this year. Half of the predicted economic losses came from agriculture and environmental sectors, as the fires released massive […]

Your Favourite Chocolate Bar Is Fuelling Deforestation In Indonesia Despite “Sustainability Facade”

4 Mins Read The manufacturers of global brands such as Oreo cookies and Cadbury’s chocolate bars are among some of the major companies still sourcing palm oil from producers linked to the Indonesian forest fires. According to a brand new Greenpeace report released last week, multinational consumer goods companies such as Mondelez International, Nestlé, Unilever and Procter & […]

Covering Climate Now – Indonesian Fires: At Least 30 Million People Breathing Toxic Haze

3 Mins Read In August, while social media channels were ablaze (!) with anger over the Amazonian rainforest wildfires, we reported on the fires engulfing forests right at our doorstep in Southeast Asia. These fires, predominantly located within the Indonesian rainforest, have continued to rage on and are currently plunging Singapore, Malaysia and the broader Southeast Asian region […]