As traditional exports experience a downturn, Indonesia is looking to foreign direct investment to boost its economy.
Although peatlands make up a small amount of the world's land mass, they represent some of the largest carbon reservoirs on Earth. When drained or burned, they spew out massive greenhouse gas emissions.
Southeast Asia's largest economy sees US and European sanctions on Russia as an opportunity to boost trade. The value and timeframe of the barter, swapping palm oil and coffee for warplanes, remains unknown.
Palm oil is found in everything from food to cosmetics. Its rise to the status of the most widely consumed vegetable oil has had devastating effects on forests, wildlife - and most recently some of Hong Kong's beaches.
Palm oil is practically everywhere, whether it be food, cosmetics or gasoline. And it is not always easy to identify. So I decided to understand this ubiquitous stuff better. Turns out, I was naive.
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