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Indonesia contains 17,508 islands, of which around 6,000 are populated. The total land area is just over 1.9 million km2. Its geographical location off mainland Southeast Asia places the country as particularly susceptible to natural disasters, including climate change. Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world with over 270 million inhabitants. Over 140 million people live on Java, making it the most populous island in the world. It is also the world’s largest Muslim country, making up 87% of the population.
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In Indonesian Borneo, a succession of extractive industries multiplies impacts, social fractures

13 June 2022

Much of the landscape of Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province has been transformed, its formerly vast forests razed for logging, monocrop agriculture and open-cast coal mining. A recently published study analyzes how waves of extractive industries have affected the inhabitants of one village in the…

Sumatra palm plantations the usual suspects as unusual burning razes peatlands

2 June 2022

Fires have swept through large swaths of peatland forest in the western part of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island since the start of the year, an area that usually sees much smaller, controlled fires. Environmental activists say they suspect the fires might be linked to palm oil companies with plantations…

Indonesian government lagging independent effort to recognize Indigenous lands

5 May 2022

A total of 17.6 million hectares (43.5 million acres) of Indigenous territories in Indonesia, an area half the size of Germany, have been demarcated under an independent initiative that began in 2010. The mapping is seen as the first step for Indigenous communities in the long and complicated…

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Customary tenure regimes are highly diverse across Indonesia, and include individualised and communal parcels, different means of transfer, and variation in local inheritance practices.

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Homecoming without the prom: How Indonesia’s Indigenous youth are returning to bolster their communities

2 September 2021

It’s not unusual for children to leave home when they become adults: it is rarer, though, that they come back to invigorate the communities they grew up in with new ideas and services. That, however, is exactly what is happening in indigenous territories throughout Indonesia. It is called …

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World Bank Climate Report Launch Webinar: Strengthening Land Tenure of Indigenous People and Local Communities in FCPF Countries

-This Event has ended -   Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom This session will be interpreted in French and Spanish. Description: Strengthening Indigenous Land Tenure: A Critical Pillar of Climate Action   A prominent outcome of this year’s UN Climate…