Indonesia to cut down rainforests for $1Bn climate aid
1:35am 24th November 2010
Indonesia plans to class large areas of its remaining natural forests as "degraded" in order to cut them down and receive nearly $1bn of climate aid for replanting them with palm trees and biofuel crops.
Strange, sad and true, see this article.
Basically, this is just one of the unfortunate consequences in a long line of ill thought out climate change policies, namely bio fuels in the form of growing palms..
In fact this problem with bio fuels has a twin; namely Al Gore's recent statement that the subsidy of corn-based ethanol and his support, was a mistake