Indonesia’s Jokowi warns of economic calamity from forest fires

by Arys Aditya and Yoga Rusmana, Bloomberg


  • Wildfires in Indonesia prompted school closures and disruptions to ocean and air travel last year, which may have cost Indonesia $5.2 billion in economic losses
  • An estimated 709 million tons of carbon dioxide was released due to last years fire season
  • Indonesian President Jokowi ordered a permanent ban on forest clearing for farming after determining it was the main cause of major forest fires

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