Forest fires are raging across Southeast Asia, in what is being called “the biggest environmental crime of the twenty-first century.” A lack of property rights is partly to blame for the smoke and fires that plague the area.
Rainer Heufers is the Executive Director of the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS). His experience developing think tanks in Asia began in 1999. In that year he represented the Friedrich Nauman Foundation for Liberty (FNF), first headed FNF Malaysia, and then directed the FNF in Indonesia.
In 2011, Rainer participated in developing the Asia Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia. Rainer was also associated with the Atlas Network as a Senior Fellow and designed Atlas Think Tank’s first MBA in 2008. In addition to directing CIPS, Rainer Heufers is the Founder and Managing Director of Ready Solutions Pte. Ltd, a Singapore-based consulting firm with branch offices in Indonesia.