Indonesia is one of the world’s largest coal exporters. In 2015, the country mined over 460 million tonnes of coal. Today more than 5,000 mining permits have been issued. The Indonesian government wants to produce an additional 35.000 MW of energy, mostly from coal – despite its promise under the Paris Agreement to reduce emissions by 29% by 2030.
Coal mining is causing mass deforestation in Indonesia, affecting local communities’ health and livelihoods, and fuelling land conflict. Friends of the Earth Indonesia/ WALHI supports communities in their fight against coal and to restore their environment and communities. This is their story.
Please read the whole story here.