C10 - Localized environmental and land use policies, palm oil conversion and deforestation

The goal of this project is to better understand the local policy making process at the level of Indonesian districts and its effects on land use change and deforestation. For this, we construct a countrywide database of time variant and spatialized environmental and land use policies and link these to deforestation dynamics, local elections as well as local economic and firm dynamics, using econometric techniques. We also contribute to the scaling-up of the findings for Jambi province for Indonesia as a whole and measuring the potential ecological costs and economic benefits of palm oil conversion. Extended Summary

Trennblatt C10
Workshop on the Economic and Environmental Effect of Palm Oil @Bogor University