What Publishers Need to Know About Foreign-Sourced Papers: A Q&A with Green Press Initiative’s Todd Pollak
The other thing publishers should know is that deforestation in Indonesia is playing a significant role in climate change. This is because many of the country’s forests are on peat bogs, which store immense amounts of carbon, which is released [into] the atmosphere when the forests are cleared, drained or burned. In fact, a recent study by Wetlands International concluded that if releases from Indonesia’s peat bogs are accounted for, Indonesia is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China. A major paper- producing region, the Riau province, which is losing forests at rates as high as 11 percent per year, stores an estimated 14.6 billion tonnes of carbon—equivalent to one year’s worth of global greenhouse-gas emissions.