Scientists may have discovered root causes of Amazonian droughts and fires.
CIFOR to work with UK Department for International Development to tackle the problem.
New research uses ocean temperatures to predict drought - and therefore fire conditions.
Policymakers must resist the temptation to mistake the map for the territory.
More than 100,000 hectares of peatland forests are destroyed each year for oil palm and agricultural plantations.
The smoke drifting over Singapore from burning Indonesian peatlands highlights the need for more research.
The stark warning comes from Carlos Nobre, a member of the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability.
One cannot always assume that burning within concessions is caused by large companies.
Vivian Blakrishnan delivered a blunt assessment of deforestation in Southeast Asia.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono made the remarks opening the 2014 Forests Asia Summit.