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The report, authored by Gloria Davis, is the first Bank-authored report to focus on the environment in the context of Indonesia's development efforts.

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The report offers an environmentally sustainable approach to further economic and social development in Indonesia. It recommends that unsustainable practices be identified early on and emphasizes that resources such as forests, land, and water have important ecological functions "not easily measured in economic terms" (vii). The report focuses on four of the most important environmental problems facing Indonesia: deforestation, land degradation, water shortages, and water pollution. A second report on Indonesia and the environment is published in 1994.
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"Forest coverage and forest reserved in Indonesia" map reprinted in report (report no. 7822).
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"Forest coverage and forest reserved in Indonesia" map reprinted in report (report no. 7822).

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Memorandum regarding meeting with Indonesian Minister of Population and Environment
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Memorandum regarding meeting with Indonesian Minister of Population and Environment
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Oct. 31, 1986
The meeting with the Indonesian minister touched on a number of topics including an upcoming forestry preappraisal mission and transmigration (1159029).
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Forest, Land and Water: Issues in Sustainable Development
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Forest, Land and Water: Issues in Sustainable Development
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Document date: June 5, 1989
The report indentifies emerging environmental issues in Indonesia and offers recommendations for change, focusing on deforestation, land degradation, water shortages, and water pollution.
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