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Earth Day 2020: Climate crisis, carbon market and land conflict

  • Novita L. Kumala

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Indiana, United States   /   Wed, April 22, 2020   /  09:32 am
Earth Day 2020: Climate crisis, carbon market and land conflict Earth Day 2020 (JP/Budhi Button)

In a world shaken by a global pandemic, an economic crisis, geopolitical tensions and other pressing issues, it is easy to address what is directly in front of us rather than long-term issues. As part of this year’s April 22 Earth Day celebration, sadly, we cannot conduct outdoor activities such as tree planting or coastal cleanups. Nevertheless, we can plan for the Earth’s circumstances several decades from now in light of another crisis we are all already in: the climate crisis.

As part of its policy to tackle climate change, Indonesia should focus on the long run now in its effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment. One of the great opportunities is the establishment of a carbon market in Indonesia. To achieve this goal, the government needs to ensure clear land ownership and systematically solve land conflicts to provide data cla...

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