Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands

- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions

- 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion

- At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy

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