05 May '11, 1am

7 conglomerates control 9M ha of land in Indonesia

Losses from deforestation top $36 billion in Indonesian Borneo (04/29/2011) Illegal forest conversion by mining and plantation companies in Indonesian Borneo has cost the state $36 billion according to a Forest Ministry official. Indonesian official: REDD+ forest conservation plan need not limit growth of palm oil industry (04/29/2011) Indonesia's low carbon development strategy will not impede the palm oil industry's growth said a key Indonesian climate official during a meeting with leaders from the country's palm oil industry. During a meeting on Thursday, Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, head of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's REDD+ Task Force, asked industry leaders for their input on the government's effort to shift oil palm expansion to degraded non-forest land. New World Growth report contains 'false and misleading' information (03/31/2011) A new report from ...

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