Fires in Indonesia release more harmful greenhouse gases - and toxic smoke - than fires in the Amazon. And most of them are being set deliberately.
Often overlooked as critical carbon sinks, peatlands store at least twice as much carbon as forests. After years of degredation, Scotland has increased its ambition in restoring these important areas.
Land and forest fires are becoming very common in Indonesia. International environment watchdog Greenpeace says the government needs to strictly enforce laws against responsible parties.
Indonesia is the scene of massive deforestation – most of it illegal slash and burn.
A proposal by the Indonesian government intended to prevent wildfires has been criticized by local environmental groups. The plan would give developers new land in exchange for restoring wetland destroyed by plantations.
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