Arief Wijaya – Forest cover dynamics and policies and their consequences in Indonesia

Indonesia suffered from the highest tropical deforestation over the last two decades. This study is a result of collaboration between CIFOR and Ministry of Forestry to analyze land use/land cover change following deforestation and forest change trajectories. We found deforestation in Indonesia are not always leading to productive uses, as many of those former forestlands have no significant economic values even after more than two decades. How these findings implicate the policies in forestry sector are then discussed.