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Fight fire with finance: a randomized field experiment to curtail land-clearing fire in Indonesia

This paper presents a randomized evaluation of collective pay-for-performance payments for ecosystem services. We test whether community-level fiscal...

Shaping room for manoeuver: a political ecology of REDD+ in Indonesia

In the year 2010, Norway signed an agreement to provide Indonesia with up to USD 1 billion if the latter could prove it had reduced its high carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests and peat lands (Letter of Intent 2010). This research focuses on the resulting schemes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in Indonesia since the signing of this bilateral deal.

Environmental implications of land-related policies in a decentralised Indonesia

More than a decade ago, Indonesia, a diverse archipelago rich in natural resources, began to adopt a strongly decentralised political and fiscal system. Significant powers are now at the district level, including over land use and forest management. Under the Suhartos’ New Order, centralised policies and programs, particularly those that are land-related, had boosted not only economic growth but also environmental degradation, such as deforestation and the conversion of peat-lands.

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