At the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Indonesia pledged to end deforestation by 2030. However, Indonesian officials are now backtracking on the pledge. They are calling it unfair and inappropriate to demand that it stop clearing the world’s third-largest swath of tropical rainforest. This has caused concerns among environmental activists that Indonesia will continue to destroy its forests for plantations, mines, and infrastructure projects.
Indonesia’s flip-flop on zero-deforestation pledge portends greater forest loss
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