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Narrow stress on 'rule of law' fails to protect peatland

  • Nirarta Samadhi and Dewi Tresya
    Nirarta Samadhi and Dewi Tresya


Jakarta | Thu, January 25, 2018 | 08:19 am
Narrow stress on 'rule of law' fails to protect peatland Burning peatland is seen in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan. Uncontrolled peat fires can spread for kilometers underground and by air, causing a deadly smog. In 2015, this resulted in one of the greatest environmental disasters of the 21st century. (JP/Björn Vaughn)

PREMIUM It was a proud moment for Indonesia at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, in November 2017, when world leaders, including former United States vice president Al Gore, praised Indonesia’s efforts to restore and protect peatland to mitigate climate change. Such efforts, led by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, are indeed strategic and critical, especial...

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