Fulbright student tackles Indonesia carbon issue

December 19, 2011 • Climate Change & Mitigation, Daily Email Recap

For this article, from the University of Hawaii, see http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2011/10/fulbright-scholar-miles/

Fulbright student tackles Indonesia carbon issue

October 19th, 2011  |  by Malamalama Staff |  Published in People

Indonesia is estimated to be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, after China and the United States-primarily because of deforestation and forest fires. It is second only to Brazil in terms of biodiversity. That makes it a destination of choice for University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa doctoral student Wendy Miles, who is pursuing geography studies related to carbon sequestration and rainforest conservation.

Miles, who has previously lived, worked and studied in Indonesia is spending a year in the archipelago nation under the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She will bring her background in ecology, conservation, political economy and management to bear on the question of how the evolving global carbon market affects local people whose livelihoods depend on the rainforests.

To read the full article, please click here: http://www.hawaii.edu/malamalama/2011/10/fulbright-scholar-miles/

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