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Indonesia's Ambitious Rainforest Plan Not Going So Well


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AWAY AWHI
- 2603 days ago - motherjones.com
Indonesia's goal is more ambitous than what we've seen from other major emerging economies. However, improved forest maps and data gathering have found that, so far, the moratorium is not having the effect many had hoped for:



   

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Sue Matheson (79)
Friday June 1, 2012, 7:57 pm
thanks
 

Monica D (580)
Friday June 1, 2012, 8:15 pm
Save the forests!
 

Monica D (580)
Friday June 1, 2012, 8:19 pm
We probably need a more environmentally sustainable economy to save the rainforests, otherwise the pressure on them will contine and increase. I like the ideas of CASSE at http://steadystate.org for achieving a more sustainable economy. I encourage everyone to consider signing the position statement at that site.
 

Susanne R (236)
Friday June 1, 2012, 10:31 pm
The author of the article points out that "The combination of strong corporate interests and rampant political corruption in Indonesia made observers more than a bit nervous when the $1 billion partnership was announced back in 2010."

Why is it that everyone else has to pay for the greed of large corporations and corrupt politicians?

The author also states: "With one year left on the ban, stronger enforcement and better analysis of forested areas for conservation-value and carbon storage potential are necessary for Indonesia to continue progress towards emissions reduction."

Why is it that such large investments are made, with the best of intentions, only to fail because the plan wasn't fully analyzed and didn't have adequate means of enforcement? It appears that this plan was a prototype for similar world-wide efforts. If it isn't successful, much more than money will have been lost...
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 2:54 am
thank yo for article
 

Ben O (129)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 3:43 am
Does anyone trust the corrupted Indonesian government? -Well, I don't, that's for sure!
 

paul m (93)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 6:14 am

Just don't cut down the trees ,,,,then the plan will work...
 

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 6:49 am
Noted, thanks.
 

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 8:25 am
noted thnx for the article
 

Sunny D (0)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 9:26 am
WE SEEM TO KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT OUR RAIN FORESTS AND OCEAN!! MAYBE OUR TO THE MOON MONEY SHOULD GO TO SAVE THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR EARTH AND ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PLANTS, REEFS, 4-FOOTED,FLYING, CRAWLING AND SWIMMING GIFTS WHO ARE TRULY OUR HEART AND SOUL!!
 

. (0)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 9:29 am
Thanks for posting.
 

pam w (139)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 9:29 am
Until we do something about the poverty which drives logging and the mind-set which demands hard-woods for furniture and "mill work"....this will continue.

 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 1:58 pm
loss of trees, vegetation, habitat for money is so scarier than ever before
 

Lucas Alberto A Salame (13)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 3:03 pm
awful
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 3:19 pm
thx for sharing!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 3:41 pm
thank you, Cal.
 

Esther Z (94)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 9:44 pm
Noted.
 

Amy N (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 4:15 am
Noted
 

Amy N (0)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 4:19 am
Noted
 

Harshita Sharma (137)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 4:32 am
noted.
 

Ruth C (87)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 6:55 am
Noted
 

Maria S (95)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 8:33 am
Noted. Thanks for the article.
 

s.parameswaran Shanmugam (11)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 9:05 am
noted
 
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