In response to 1997's destructive fire and haze in Indonesia, CIFOR launched new project on political economy of peatland fires with US State Department and European Space Agency
CIFOR research linked logging with severity of forest fires (A Review of Forest Fire Projects in Indonesia: 1982–98)
CIFOR co-organized two fire workshops attended by representatives of local communities, pulp and paper companies, government, NGOs and scientists
New project on Chinese trade and investment in Africa explores trade-offs for national economies, local livelihoods and forest ecosystems
CIFOR news and video coverage of major fire and haze events generated global media attention for Indonesia’s peatland fires
CIFOR analysis and engagement on the political economy of fire and haze informed Indonesia’s ‘Grand Design for Fire Prevention 2017-2019’ and the 'Standard for Fire Prevention'; the Global Landscapes Forum in Jakarta brought peatlands to the fore.
CIFOR contributed significantly to two national processes to improve oil palm policies in Indonesia: a multi-stakeholder forum for Indonesian sustainable palm oil (FoKSBI) led by the Ministry of Agriculture, and a process aimed to strengthen Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standards, led by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.
International Tropical Peatlands Center established in Bogor, Indonesia