Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests?
The world lost 3.8 million hectares of primary rainforest in 2019. How can effective forest policy halt further deforestation?
Indonesia is Reducing Deforestation, but Problem Areas Remain
Compared to other tropical countries, Indonesia has made strong progress in reducing deforestation in recent years. The Indonesian government released its official deforestation numbers in May 2018, showing that the rate of forest loss has been declining from 2015 to 2018. The data reported deforestation of 440,000 hectares in 2018, slightly lower than the 2017 […]
Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation?
Indonesia brought its deforestation rate down for the second year in a row in 2018 after experiencing record highs. This downward trend was a bright spot for the world’s forests: Tropical forests around the world lost 12 million hectares of trees in 2018 alone, an area of land the size of Belgium. However, with Indonesia’s […]
GFW User Profile: Sébastien Desbureaux
For this installment of GFW User Profiles, we spoke with Sébastien Desbureaux, PhD student at Université d’Auvergne. What organization do you work with and what do you do? I am a PhD student at Université d’Auvergne in France, working both with CERDI – a research center specialized in development economics, and CIRAD – a research center working […]