Biofuel subsidies causing deforestation (ID)

Indonesian state directing regular fuel subsidies towards biofuels, simultaneously causing increasing deforestation.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords subsidies, Indonesia, biofuels
Start date 2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Indonesian governement decision to subsidise production of biofuel production
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests ENGOs warn the government that increased subsidies for biofuel production will increase public pressure and boost the production biofuels, instead the government should invest into wind energy
Barriers for dialogue different positions on the same matter
Forums for dialogue joint and trustworthy dialog with external parties involved
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation involvement of independent assessor for verification and SWOT analysis