Illegal logging besets Indonesia

Officials continue granting logging companies licences despite two-year moratorium.

    Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono recently signed a two-year moratorium on new logging concessions and as a result will receive $1bn from Norway as part of a UN-backed bilateral agreement in helping to reduce emissions.

    But in secretly filmed footage, Al Jazeera reveals that the reality on the ground paints a different picture where government officials continue to grant hundreds of licenses to mining and logging companies.

    Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Borneo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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