SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDONESIA

Sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the current need without reducing the capability of the next generation top meet their need (UNCED, 1992). To ensure that a development process is sustainable, we need to integrate economic development, social development and ecological conservation in a balanced and stable equilibrium. Thus sustainable development refers to continuous and balanced efforts that are neither directed towards an extremism of economic exploitation, nor toward social and or ecological extremism.

"Development never puts our planet at risk of self-destruction, our greed does"


December 12, 2017

DEFORESTATION MECHANISM: AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS BASED ON THE FOKKER-PLANCK EQUATION

This paper describes how the Fokker-Planck equation and the simulation of stochastic trajectories can be used to explain capital accumulation and deforestation process.

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DEFORESTATION AND FARMERS’ CAPITAL ACCUMULATION: A CASE STUDY IN THE KERINCI – SEBLAT NATIONAL PARK, INDONESIA

Conventional wisdom says that farmers clear a forest because of their poverty.  This paper shows a case in Indonesia where deforestation depends on the capital accumulation behavior of richer farmers and holders of capital.

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THE “CINNAMON CONNECTION” AND GOVERNMENT-FAILURE IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT: LESSON LEARNED FROM DEFORESTATION IN THE KERINCI-SEBLAT NATIONAL PARK

This paper shows how the world’s appetite for spices has led to extensive deforestation in a national park. Field study was undertaken in the Kerinci-Seblat National Park, the Province of Jambi, Indonesia in mid-1990s, where massive encroachment into the park was caused by land-clearing for cinnamon planting.

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