Peter Holmgren: Looking beyond the fire and haze hotspots in Sumatra

A team of CIFOR staff recently visited Riau province in Sumatra — the area that caused most of Southeast Asia’s haze crisis — to observe the impacts of the fires from a local and in-depth perspective. Peter Holmgren, CIFOR’s Director General, discusses the findings of recent CIFOR research on the reasons and actors behind the fires, governance challenges and efforts required for better fire management in the future.

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