24.05.2011 |
Time for addressing the global water crisis is today
The World Water Council estimates that today more than 1.1 billion people live without access to clean drinking water. An estimated 3,900 children...
23.05.2011 |
The VPA and Japan
A historic trade agreement that further strengthens the fight against illegal logging, the VPA (Voluntary Partnership Agreement), was signed between...
20.05.2011 |
Taking action to make the most of the Moratorium
The wait is over and it’s official. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signed Presidential Decree this week marking the start of the two-year...
17.05.2011 |
Window to knowledge
In Indonesia, 17th of May is National Book Day, a day to celebrate and promote reading as an essential part of the education of our young. I grew up...
15.05.2011 |
Protecting Indonesia’s Javan Rhino
My dear friend Alain Compost joined me as a special guest this week when we officially signed a partnership with Ujung Kulon National Park to join...
05.05.2011 |
A landmark week for Indonesia, the EU and the fight against illegal logging
This week was another great landmark for my country, Indonesia, in its fight against illegal logging. On Wednesday, at a ceremony here in Jakarta, ...
04.05.2011 |
Observations from B4E: Indonesia is Ground Zero for “Transformational Solutions for Our Planet”
When it comes to sustainable business development, it seems all eyes are on Indonesia. The Business for the Environment (B4E) conference here in...
02.05.2011 |
Seeing is believing
Last month Environmental Leader Magazine published an article of mine addressing how modern forestry supports economic development in Indonesia. Over...
29.04.2011 |
Finding a balance improves lives
I read an extremely interesting article in Market Watch last weekend. I couldn’t agree more with Thomas Kostigen and his assessment of the REDD...
28.04.2011 |
Rio Forest Certification Declaration Part Two: Emerging nations must learn from one another
Yesterday, I posted about the Rio Forest Certification Declaration which reminds us that human beings are the center of sustainable forest management...

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