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Indonesia contains 17,508 islands, of which around 6,000 are populated. The total land area is just over 1.9 million km2. Its geographical location off mainland Southeast Asia places the country as particularly susceptible to natural disasters, including climate change. Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world with over 270 million inhabitants. Over 140 million people live on Java, making it the most populous island in the world. It is also the world’s largest Muslim country, making up 87% of the population.
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Coal extraction in Indonesia is driving deforestation

16 January 2023

  Experts call for stronger land use planning as extent of Indonesian forest lost  to coal mining is revealed

Indonesia island auction

Indonesian ‘island auction’ to go ahead despite concerns over permits

3 January 2023

Shares of a private company with the rights to develop tourism facilities within a marine reserve in Indonesia have reappeared for auction later this month despite the government’s plan to annul an agreement with the firm.

In first for Indonesia, government recognizes Indigenous Papuans’ ancestral forests

1 December 2022

The Indonesian government has for the first time relinquished state forest into the custody of Indigenous communities in the eastern region of Papua

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Customary tenure regimes are highly diverse across Indonesia, and include individualised and communal parcels, different means of transfer, and variation in local inheritance practices.

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Projecting development through tourism: Patrimonial land governance in Indonesian Geoparks

Projecting development through tourism: Patrimonial land governance in Indonesian Geoparks

30 June 2022

This presentation introduces the role of patrimonial governance in capitalizing on constructed geo heritage landscapes in Indonesia. More specifically, the role this particular system of governance plays in commodifying geology through the creation of a geopark to meet nationally defined tourism…

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World Bank Climate Report Launch Webinar: Strengthening Land Tenure of Indigenous People and Local Communities in FCPF Countries

-This Event has ended -   Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) Online via Zoom This session will be interpreted in French and Spanish. Description: Strengthening Indigenous Land Tenure: A Critical Pillar of Climate Action   A prominent outcome of this year’s UN Climate…