Clearance of land for oil palm plantations threatens Indonesia’s climate commitments, harms rural communities: report

Clearance of land for oil palm plantations threatens Indonesia’s climate commitments, harms rural communities: report




The clearing of natural forests to develop palm oil plantations in Indonesia is jeopardizing its commitment to reducing emissions, while causing the loss of land and livelihoods among the country’s rural communities, according to a new report. While the Southeast Asian nation has made great strides in reducing forest fires since the great fires of 1997-98, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report suggests that land grabbing and peatland destruction continues….

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The clearing of natural forests to develop palm oil plantations in Indonesia is jeopardizing its commitment to reducing emissions, while causing the loss of land and livelihoods among the country’s rural communities, according to a new report. While the Southeast Asian nation has made great strides in reducing forest fires since the great fires of 1997-98, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report suggests that land grabbing and peatland destruction continues….

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