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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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‘We guard the forest’: Carbon markets without community recognition not viable

4 June 2021

Researchers looked at 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America that hold almost 70% of the world’s tropical forests and 62% of the total feasible natural climate solution potential, and found that most of the tropical forested countries looking to benefit from carbon markets still need to…

Peatland on fire again as burning season starts in Indonesia

16 March 2021

Indonesia’s annual fire season has started again, with hotspots detected in 10 provinces. Some of the fires have been detected in protected areas with large swaths of peatland. The government says it’s preparing to carry out cloud seeding to induce rainfall in affected areas. However,…

Covid an Excuse to Strip Tropical Forests: Indigenous Groups

18 February 2021

PARIS (AFP) — Governments worldwide are using the Covid-19 pandemic to push through destructive development projects and roll back protections of indigenous groups, according to a global report on deforestation and rule of law released Thursday. An assessment by the Forest People’s Programme of…

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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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Indigenous people's lives depend on their lands, but threats are growing worldwide

12 May 2021

This blog was written by Barbara Fraser and published by EarthBeat at: https://www.ncronline.org/news/earthbeat/indigenous-peoples-lives-depend-their-lands-threats-are-growing-worldwide - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Main photo: People from the Mura tribe are pictured in a file photo at a…

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Securing Rights to Secure Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

Securing Rights to Secure Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change

Research shows that lands managed by Indigenous Peoples and local communities with secure rights experience lower rates of deforestation, store more carbon, hold more biodiversity, and benefit more people than lands managed by either public or private entities. Yet while Indigenous Peoples and…