Sustainable Development

Can South-East Asia meet global sustainability goals?

A general view shows land recently burned and newly-planted with palm trees and now under police investigation west of Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia October 30, 2015.  Often deliberately set by plantation companies and smallholders, the fires have been burning for weeks in the forests and carbon-rich peat lands of Sumatra and Kalimantan islands. The national disaster management agency said it expected the fires to be completely extinguished by the end of November or early December. Haze-hit provinces have begun seeing rainfall, which authorities hope will help government efforts to combat the fires.REUTERS/Darren Whiteside  - GF20000038628

Green initiatives (such as in Indonesia's forests) are complicated by ASEAN’s contrasting stages of development. Image: REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Anderson Tanoto
Managing Director, Royal Golden Eagle (RGE)
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