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SEAC Research Fund Seminar

Hosted by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre

OLD.3.28 (3rd Floor, Old Building, LSE)


Prof. Ben Groom

Prof. Ben Groom

Professor of Environment and Development Economics, LSE

Dr. Charles Palmer

Dr. Charles Palmer

Associate Professor of Environment and Development, LSE

Mr Lorenzo Sileci

Mr Lorenzo Sileci

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography & Environment, LSE


Hyun Bang Shin

Hyun Bang Shin

Professor of Geography and Urban Studies and Director of Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, LSE

REDD+ AS AN AREA-BASED POLICY: Evidence from the 2011 Moratorium on oil palm, timber and logging concessions in Indonesia


Ben Groom (Professor of Environment and Development Economics, LSE), Charles Palmer (Associate Professor of Environment and Development) and Lorenzo Siceli (PhD Environmental Economics Candidate) will be giving a talk on their SEAC Research Fund project, analysing the effectiveness of the 2011 Moratorium on Palm Oil, Timber and Logging concessions, issued by then Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in compliance to the REDD+ agreement reached by Norway and Indonesia in May 2010. The Moratorium sought to halt the conversion of primary forest and peatlands into palm oil, timber and logging estates, thus slowing down the intensive deforestation processes which characterised the Indonesian land-use sector in the previous decades.


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