How Bio Energy can help restore landscapes and livelihoods


Three-year-old boy on bare ground. Photo by Himal Barrel

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and its demand for energy is growing. Government National Energy PolicyNational Energy Policy) Biofuel plays an important role in meeting demand and helps to achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions for sustainable development.

“Indonesia has an estimated 14 million hectares of degraded land, which is due to reduced production and services or low carbon emissions due to climate change,” said Dr. Robert Nassie, executive director of CIFOR-ICRAF’s new book publication. , Bio Energy for landscaping and livelihood resilience on damaged landscapes.

The book provides biological evidence that does not compare with food production but rather improves research.

The book’s editor-in-chief and CIFOR-ICRAF Senior Landscaping Rehabilitation Scientist, Himalal Baral, states: “We expect the book to be useful for farmers, community groups, small and medium enterprises and policymakers in deciding where, what and how to produce biofuels not only in Indonesia but also in the tropics.”

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This study is sponsored by the National Institute of Forestry of the Republic of Korea.

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