Political economy of fire and haze: Moving to long-term solutions

Between 1980 and 2000 – a timber logging boom. Illegal logging followed – so, another boom in the 10 years from 2000, and then the palm oil boom came after that.

Pristine forest was severely logged and turned into degraded forest. What was left was slashed and burned, made ready for oil palm and wood plantations of different scales.

This landscape transformation provided benefits and costs to various actors. But fire and haze were also part of the landscape transformation.

Author: 
Henry Purnomo
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CIFOR
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