Media coverage

Each year, CIFOR’s research and scientists are mentioned in over 1,500 news stories by local and international media outlets worldwide. Find the latest here, with over a decade of archives.

SE Asia Takes Steps to Tackle Haze

Five south-east Asian countries on Thursday signed up to a series of joint measures aimed at preventing a repeat of the choking haze that has blanketed much of the region for months, costing their economies hundreds of millions of dollars. Greg Clough, a spokesman for the Centre for International Forestry Research, based in Indonesia, welcomed the regional plan. “We can’t expect poor rural farmers to stop using fire to clear land for farming because it is a very cheap and effective farming tool,” he said. “Reimbursing them for their loss of livelihood may encourage them to do that.”
Read more on Financial Times,