Mangrove forests can store more carbon dioxide per hectare than upland forests, making them a heavy hitter in the fight against climate change. But they’re under-researched and under-managed in Indonesia.
Indonesia has set itself a target of reducing carbon emissions by 29% by 2030—a plan that, as things stand, is not achievable. Can the country correct its course on climate action, or will it be left to the next generation to pick up the pieces?
A controversial coal-fired power plant in Vietnam, backed by international financing, is emblematic of the country’s environmentally destructive stance on energy generation.