There is concern that a number of articles in the job creation bill—which is part of the Omnibus Law—may weaken environmental law enforcement in Indonesia.
Companies responsible for forest fires are not being served equal punishment. Civil suits are difficult to execute, while criminal suits do not seem to be moving forward.
Satellite imagery and field checking on three concession sites of three firms strengthen the suspicion that companies were involved in fires that caused Rp75 trillion in losses to Indonesia.
Journalists and civil society organizations from different countries came together to uncover the alleged involvement of corporations in Indonesia’s 2019 fire season.
The next two months will be crucial for Nazir Foead and his team at Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG). Peatlands have been vulnerable to fires during this time of year, and BRG has been the target of criticism.